Severance Season 2 Teaser, Premiere Date Set for 2025

Severance Season 2 Teaser, Premiere Date Set for 2025

After more than two years — and a gripping first season finale — Severance is finally back.

Apple TV+ has released a teaser for the second season of the workplace thriller, which will debut on the platform on Friday, January 17. Episodes of the 10-episode season will debut weekly on Fridays.

Adam Scott plays Mark Scout, who works behind a desk at a mysterious biotech company known as Lumon. The controversial corporation performs procedures in which employees’ psyches are split to separate their work memories from their personal memories, creating Innies (the employees’ personalities at work) and Outties (their out-of-office selves). Patricia Arquette plays the manager of the cut-off employees, as well as Mark’s neighbor. As the series progresses, Mark makes interesting discoveries that question the company’s intentions.

The synopsis for Season 2 reads, “Mark (Scott) and his friends learn the dire consequences of neglecting the barriers of separation, leading them even further down a path of misery.”

In addition to Scott and Arquette, the rest of the principal cast includes Zach Cherry, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman, Jen Tullock, Dichen Lachman, Michael Chernus, John Turturro, and Christopher Walken. Eight more people have joined the cast for Season 2, including “Search Party” star Alia Shawkat, “Game of Thrones” alum Gwendoline Christie, Merritt Wever, Bob Balaban, Robby Benson, Stefano Carannate, John Noble, and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson.

The new trailer doesn’t show much, aside from the main cast of characters returning to the halls of Lumon. There’s also a quick look at the mysterious figure of Christie, who cryptically tells them, “You should have left.”

Season 1 of Severance premiered on the streaming service on February 18, 2022, to critical acclaim. Executive producer Ben Stiller directed six episodes of the first season, with Aoife McArdle directing episodes four, five, and six. Stiller announced in January that production had resumed on Season 2, posting a photo on social media of Scott rushing down a hallway with the caption, “Back to work.” Filming was halted in May 2023 when the WGA strike began.

After the Season 1 finale, Diversity spoke with the creator and stars of Severance to reveal the surprising finale and discuss what might be in store for Season 2.

Creator Dan Erickson is an executive producer alongside Mark Friedman, Chris Black, John Cameron and Andrew Colville. Other executive producers include Stiller, Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn of Red Hour Productions. Arquette and Scott are also producing. The series hails from Fifth Season.

Watch the trailer below.