According to today’s production start announcement, all the major cast from Season 1 will return. We’ll see the return of series protagonists Mark, Dylan, Helly, and Irving with Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, Britt Lower, and John Turturro returning; Mark’s sister Devon (Jen Tullock) and her author husband Ricken (Michael Chernus); Lumen love interests Ms. Casey (Dichen Lachman) and Burt (Christopher Walken), alongside antagonists Harmony Cobel (Patricia Arquette) and Seth Milchek (Tramell Tillman).
Additionally, Season 2 will add a host of new talent to the already stacked series, with eight new cast members joining including Bob Balaban (“The French Dispatch”), Robby Benson (“Beauty and The Beast”), Stefano Carannante (“Mirabilia”), Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”), John Noble (“The Lord of the Rings” films), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (“The Missing”), Alia Shawkat (“Search Party”), and Merritt Wever (“Nurse Jackie”).
It hasn’t been revealed what characters these new cast additions will be playing. With Season 1 ending in our Innie heroes venturing out to cause trouble in the Outie world, even amongst the top brass at Lumon itself, there are undoubtedly major implications in the wider world of “Severance” and we’re likely to see a whole lot deeper behind the Lumon curtain than we could in the mysterious first season.
Ben Stiller is returning as director and EP for “Severance” Season 2, sharing EP duties with Dan Erickson who will continue to write the second season.