The best new Apple TV Plus series gets renewed for a second season

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There’ll be no severance package necessary for the latest Apple TV Plus hit show.

Severance, Dan Erickson’s starry psychological thriller, has been renewed for a second season on Apple TV Plus just days before the conclusion of its first. 

Starring Patricia Arquette, Adam Scott, John Turturro, and Christopher Walken, the nine-episode show follows employees at a tech company, Lumon Industries, where an aptly-titled severance program is used to keep their work memories separate from their non-work memories. 

Severance began streaming on Apple TV Plus in February, and its debut season finale is due to air on Friday, April 8. It’s a testament to its quality, then, that Apple has decided to commission the show’s return ahead of time (seriously, not even Squid Game season 2 got the green light this early).

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Severance has been near-unanimously praised by critics and audiences for its darkly comedic vision of humanity’s corporate future – shortly after first airing, it earned a spot alongside the likes of Ted Lasso and Foundation on our list of the best Apple TV shows

In our own review of the show, we described Severance as a “whip-smart satire on office culture” that boasts “memorable characters, wonderfully clinical production design, and a brilliant premise.”

The responses to Severance on social media have been equally glowing, with Twitter users calling the show “phenomenal,” “mind-blowing” and “so underrated.”

A message in the above teaser tweet for the series’ second season simply reads, “You’ll feel like you never left” – and honestly, that’s just fine by us. 

Axel Metz
Senior Staff Writer

Axel is a London-based Senior Staff Writer at TechRadar, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest movies as part of the site's daily news output. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion. 

Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.