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Apple TV+’s best sci-fi show is coming back in the ‘somewhat near future’

Published May 6th, 2024 6:17PM EDT
Britt Lower in Severance on Apple TV+
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I hope this Apple TV+ rumor is true, or I swear I’m going to send someone to the break room.

It’s been more than two years now since the mind-bending and dystopian workplace drama Severance arrived on Apple’s streaming service, adding what I’d argue is the streamer’s strongest sci-fi release to date (no disrespect to titles like Silo and Foundation). The production quality, the creepy vibe, the distinctiveness of the story and the way it turned an ordinary workplace inside out — all of it was spot-on, including the excellent soundtrack which got a limited “innie” and “outie” release on vinyl.

Fans like me have waited long enough, though. We were ready for a new season months ago — and, thankfully, it looks like that’s exactly what we’ll be getting sooner rather than later.

Adam Scott — who plays Mark Scout, working in the “corporate archives” division of the mysterious Lumon Industries — has confirmed that, in addition to filming having wrapped on Season 2 of Severance, we apparently won’t have to wait long at all for its release. “I wish I could tell you and everybody about what’s coming up because it’s going to be so much fun,” Scott teased in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“I can’t wait for people to see it, but I can’t say a word, but it’ll finally be coming out in the somewhat near future and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

Our patience, he continued, “doesn’t have to hold on too much longer.”

As a reminder — or a primer, for those who haven’t tried it yet — Severance is the story of a fictional corporation (Lumon Industries) that puts its workers through an extraordinary surgical operation in which their work lives are “severed” mentally from their personal lives. They even speak of themselves as two separate people — their “innie” self refers to everything going on inside the four walls of Lumon, while their “outie” of course refers to their normal lives.

The show still has a near-perfect critics score on Rotten Tomatoes (97%) thanks in part to its fresh take on the drudgery of modern corporate life.

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Andy Meek is a reporter based in Memphis who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy's coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming.

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