Adam Scott sits on a desk wearing a gray suit with a clock behind him

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When season one of office thriller show Severance aired in early 2022 it became an instant hit. The Apple TV+ show starring Adam Scott was a biting critique of the modern workplace and an engaging sci-fi mystery wrapped into one. Fans have been waiting for news of a second season of the program for over two years! Now we can finally celebrate with the appearance of a release date announcement trailer.

Season 2 of Severance will premiere on January 17, 2025. That’s next year! Having already waited well over two years, another five months feels too much. But at least we now have something tangible to look forward to.

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For those unfamiliar with the show, it follows a group of workers that are part of a “severance program,” that separates a person’s work memories from their life outside of the office, the two resulting personalities dubbed innies and outies.

The show heavily depicts the life of the innies to be one filled with constant workplace abuse, and centers around both the innies and outies fighting to gain a better life. Season 1 wrapped up with a lot of cliffhangers about the future of the severance program and the workers who are a part of it, but the season 2 teaser puts them right back in the office. With all the memory shenanigans, it’s possible season 2 could pick up with characters having no memory of the final moments of the first season.

Hopefully musician SZA is happy to know when she can watch the second season, even if it isn’t “right the fuck now” as she had begged for in a social media post this May. The delay in season 2 can partially be attributed to a pause in production from May 2023 to January 2024 due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. But as I’m sure viewers of the show can imagine, it’s good to let workers fight for better rights even if it disrupts your life a little.

Season 1 of Severance is available to stream now on Apple TV+.


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