The popular Apple TV+ drama Severance has recommenced filming for its second season, signaling a triumphant return for the cast and crew after facing significant setbacks.
Initially, in May 2023, the production of this award-winning series was abruptly paused due to strikes involving the Writers Guild of America (WGA), and later the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). These challenges led to a hiatus lasting over eight months, but the team is now back on track.
The resurgence of production was confirmed on Monday by the series creator, Ben Stiller, as reported by The Independent. Severance has captivated audiences with its unique premise set in a dystopian future.
— Ben Stiller (@BenStiller) January 29, 2024
The narrative follows Mark Scout, portrayed by Adam Scott, in a world where the fictional Lumon Industries performs a controversial surgical procedure that separates employees’ work-related and personal memories.
The show’s innovative concept and execution earned it a renewal for a second season in April 2022. It has not only garnered critical acclaim, but also achieved considerable success in the awards circuit.
Severance was a contender for 14 Emmy Awards, securing victories in the categories of Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and Outstanding Main Title Design. Moreover, it also clinched five awards at the Hollywood Critics Awards and received accolades at various other ceremonies.
In related news, the sci-fi dystopian drama series Silo has similarly resumed its production.