Apple TV+ renews 'Severance' for a second season

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The disturbing, unsettling Apple TV+ hit "Severance" has been picked up for a second season, just ahead of its first year finale.

Dan Erickson's workplace drama "Severance," concludes its first season on Friday, April 8, with this ninth episode billed only with the line, "the team discovers troubling revelations." With a second season now coming, though, the episode is no more likely to reveal all of the secrets of "Lumon Industries" creator Keir Eagan.

The series, the purported tell-all book, and the fictitious company's disturbingly realistic LinkedIn page, all tease revelations. And according to director and executive producer Ben Stiller, even the second run may not spill all of the details.

"It has always been a multi-season story, and I'm really happy we get to continue it," said Stiller in a press release. "I'm grateful to our partners at Apple TV+ who have been behind it the whole way. Praise Keir!"

"It has been a long road bringing Severance' to television," he continued. "I first read Dan's pilot over five years ago. It's really exciting to see the response from people who are loving the show — and the level of fan engagement."

"Thanks to creator Dan Erickson, the brilliant Ben Stiller, and an incomparable cast and crew," said Apple TV+ head of programming Matt Cherniss, "'Severance' has imagined an existence thats equal parts riveting and enthralling as viewers around the globe can't get enough of these rich characters."

"We're excited to go deeper into this wholly unique world," continued Cherniss, "and unpack more layers of Lumon in season two."

The first eight episodes of "Severance" season 1 are streaming now.