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'Severance' adds cast as season 2 begins filming

Gwendoline Christie, Bob Balaban and Merritt Wever are the eight new additions to the Apple TV+ series.

Gwendoline Christie Bob Balaban Merritt Wever

Gwendoline Christie, Bob Balaban and Merritt Wever Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images (2); Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Lumon Industries is expanding.

Apple TV+ critically acclaimed series Severance

No. A second season is already in production, nearly doubling the size of its regular cast. Eight cast members will join the cast, while Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, John Turturro, Britt Lohr, Zach Cherry, Dickin Rahman, Jane Tulloch, Trammell Tillman, Michael Chernus and Christopher Walken are all set to return.

New to the cast is Bob Balaban (French Express ), Robbie Benson (Beauty and the Beast), Stefano Calanante, Gwendoline Christie (Sandman, Game of Thrones), John Noble (Fringe), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (


Alia Shockat ( Search Team, Old Man ) and Emmy Winner Merritt Wever ( Nurse Jackie, unbelievable ).

“We are thrilled and excited to return to Severance

exciting second chapter ,” director and executive producer Ben Stiller said in a statement. “While we don’t know how long we’ve been away or who we are out there, we couldn’t be happier to be told that people liked the show. Kudos to Kiel!”

on the new Details of the roles the actor will play are currently being kept silent. The show’s first season ended in suspense, with Scott, Lore, and Turturro’s characters realizing what happened to their employers before the end credits.

“We’re trying to make something that makes us happy, a little bit happy, but also opens the door to a lot of different new paths we’re going to take,” series creator and executive producer 2022 Dan Erickson at an event celebrating the show’s first season Say. “It’s interesting to think about how the events of this episode changed the world, changed the game for all the characters, and how they’re going to deal with that now.”

Received severance pay

Emmy nominations for the first season, including best series; acting nods for Arquette, Scott, Turturro, and Walken; nominations for writing by Erickson; and Stiller’s directing code name. It won two awards for Theodore Shapiro’s soundtrack and main title design. . Erickson and Stiller co-produce with Nicky Weinstock, Jackie Cohn, Scott and Richie Schwartz of Stiller’s Red Hour Films. Arquette will be the producer of the second season.

Balaban represented by Paradigm; Carannanante of Bright Artists Management; Christie of WME, Untitled Entertainment, Independent Talent Group, Lede Company and Jackoway Austen of London; Noble by Seven Summits, Artists & Reps and Management ; created by Principal Entertainment and Conway van Gelder Grant Ólafsson; UTA, MGMT Entertainment and Viewpoint’s Shawkat; and Wever by Viking Entertainment and innovative artists.

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