Apple TV+ Hands Series Order To ‘Severance’ Directed By Ben Stiller Starring Adam Scott
Apple TV+ has handed out a series order to ‘Severance‘ a new drama series directed and executive produced by 2019 DGA Award winner Ben Stiller (‘Escape at Dannemora’) with Adam Scott (‘Big Little Lies’, ‘Parks and Recreation’) attached to star and produce.
‘Severance’ is a workplace thriller that introduces Lumen Industries, a company that’s looking to take work-life balance to a new level. Scott will play the lead role of Mark, an employee with a dark past trying to put himself back together.
Scott is probably best known for his role as Ben Wyatt in the brilliant sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’, which landed him a Critics’ Choice Television Award. He has also appeared as Ed Mackenzie in HBO’s smash hit series ‘Big Little Lies’, and popped up as the demon Trevor in NBC’s ‘The Good Place’.
Stiller is well known for his acting roles in ‘Zoolander’, ‘There’s Something About Mary’, ‘Tropic Thunder’, and the ‘Meet the Parents’ trilogy, along with a host of other movies. He also has an extensive career behind the camera as director and writer, with films such as ‘Reality Bites’, ‘Zoolander’, and ‘Tropic Thunder’. On TV, he recently directed the critically acclaimed ‘Escape at Dannemora’ which saw him pick up the 2019 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing.
‘Severance’ is written and created by Dan Erickson. Chris Black (‘Outcast’, ‘Desperate Housewives’, ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’) will executive produce alongside Erickson. Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn will executive produce through Red Hour Productions, and Adam Scott will serve as producer. Endeavor Content will serve as the studio.
This marks the latest Apple TV+ project developed with Endeavor Content, which includes Steven Knight’s brilliant ‘SEE‘ starring Jason Momoa, and the soon to premiere ‘Truth Be Told’, starring Octavia Spencer & Aaron Paul.
‘Severance‘ Season 1 does not yet have a premiere date, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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