Apple is already globally known for being one of the largest technology companies in the world. Still, it is also entering the field of streaming platforms with its Apple TV app, which contains successful series such as Ted Lasso, which has managed to win awards such as the Emmy. The platform premiered Severance on February 18, 2022, a thriller that captivated the viewer from the first chapter and that has also been critically acclaimed. This year it has been announced that the series will have a continuation and the second season will come and it is believed that it could reach our screens at the end of 2023.
What is Severance about?
A biotech company called Lumon Industries uses a medical procedure called “severance” to differentiate the consciousness of its employees on and off duty. A detached employee Mark (Adam Scott) gradually unravels a web of conspiracy.
It still needs to be confirmed what will season 2 be about, yet it will be more dramatic than the previous season.
Who is in the show?
- Adam Scott as Mark S., a worker for Lumon Industries in the Macrodata Refinement division who is part of the “severance” program, whose “outie”, Mark Scout, is grieving the death of his wife Gemma.
- Zach Cherry as Dylan G., Mark’s severed co-worker who particularly enjoys company perks.
- Britt Lower as Helly R., a new employee who replaces Petey, much to her chagrin.
- Tramell Tillman as Seth Milchick, the supervisor on the severed floor.
- Jen Tullock as Devon Hale, Mark’s pregnant sister, who later gives birth to baby Eleanor.
- Dichen Lachman as Ms. Casey, the wellness counselor on the severed floor.
- Michael Chernus as Ricken Hale, Devon’s husband and Mark’s brother-in-law, a self-help author, whose book is left on the severed floor by Cobel.
- John Turturro as Irving Bailiff, Mark’s severed co-worker who is a stickler for company policy and is drawn to Burt.
- Christopher Walken as Burt Goodman, the severed chief of the Optics and Design division who is drawn to Irving.
- Patricia Arquette as Harmony Cobel, Mark’s unsevered boss, who outside of work goes undercover as Mrs. Selvig, Mark’s next-door neighbor.
Does Severance have good reviews?
Severance received critical acclaim when it was released. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 97% of the 100 reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8.5/10. The site’s consensus says: “Bold, mysterious, and bringing new insights into the perils of corporate drudgery, Severance is the complete package.” On Metacritic, the series scored 83 out of 100 using a weighted average, based on 36 critics pointing to “generally favorable reviews.”