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Apple Signs ‘Severance’, Workplace Thriller Series From Adam Scott & Ben Stiller


Adam Scott has teamed up with Ben Stiller for workplace thriller Severance, which has been handed a series order by Apple.


The Parks and Recreation and Big Little Lies actor is to star and produce the drama series, which will be directed by and exec produced by Escape at Dannemora director Stiller. Scott and Stiller previously worked together on 2013’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

The series takes place at 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.


The series is written and created by Dan Erickson, who worked in series development for Super Deluxe, and written for Spike’s Lip Sync Battle Pre-Show. Erickson’s Severance script was the first televisions script to make it on to the annual Bloodlist in 2016.


Chris Black, exec producer of Robert Kirkman’s Outcast, will exec produce alongside Erickson, Stiller and Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn from Red Hour Productions. Scott will serve as producer.
Endeavor Content, which has worked on a number of series for Apple TV+ including See and Truth Be Told, is the studio.


Severance is the first new series order handed out by the nascent streaming service following its launch last week. It comes after the company officially gave renewals to Ron Moore’s For All Mankind, the Jason Momoa starrer See; and the Emily Dickinson comedy Dickinson, starring Hailee Steinfeld.


Stiller is repped by WME, Untitled, Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, and ID, Scott is repped by Rise Management, WME and Ziffren Brittenham. Erickson is repped by Heroes and Villains Entertainment and Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein, P.C.


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Patricia Arquette Joins Apple Drama Series ‘Severance’
By Joe Otterson, Variety.com - Jan. 6, 2020

Patricia Arquette has signed on for a starring role in the upcoming Apple drama series “Severance,” Variety has confirmed.

The news comes a day after Arquette won a Golden Globe for her role in the Hulu limited series “The Act.” She joins previously announced “Severance” star Adam Scott.

The series is a workplace drama that introduces Lumen Industries, a company that’s looking to take work-life balance to a new level. Scott will stars as Mark, an employee with a dark past trying to put himself back together. Arquette will star as Mark’s boss.

The role also marks a reunion for Arquette and series director and executive producer Ben Stiller. The pair previously worked together on the Showtime limited series “Escape at Dannemora,” for which Arquette earned another Golden Globe as well as an Emmy nomination.

Arquette previously won an Emmy for her starring role in the drama series “Medium.” She also won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her starring role in the film “Boyhood.”

She is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Dan Erickson serves as writer and executive producer on “Severance.” Chris Black will also executive produce along with Stiller, Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn of Stiller’s Red Hour Productions. Endeavor Content will produce. Scott will serve as producer in addition to starring.

Apple’s streaming service, Apple TV Plus, officially launched in November. The service’s flagship show, “The Morning Show” starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, was recently nominated for three Golden Globes for its first season. Other shows currently available on Apple TV Plus include “Truth Be Told,” “See,” “Dickinson,” and “For All Mankind.” Endeavor also produces “See” and “Truth Be Told.”

Deadline first reported Arquette’s casting.

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‘Severance’: Britt Lower To Star In Apple Drama Series


EXCLUSIVE: Britt Lower (High Maintenance, Man Seeking Woman) is set for a lead role opposite Adam Scott and Patricia Arquette in Severance, Apple’s upcoming workplace thriller drama directed by and executive produced by Ben Stiller.


Severance takes place at Lumen Industries, a company that’s looking to take work-life balance to a new level with a “severance procedure,” which separates work and out-of-work memories. Scott stars as Mark, an employee with a dark past trying to put himself back together.


Lower will play Helly, a woman who struggles to find peace with the decision she made to do the severance procedure. Arquette plays the boss at Lumen Industries.


The series is written and created by Dan Erickson, whose Severance script was the first TV script to make it on to the annual Bloodlist in 2016.


Chris Black exec produces alongside Erickson, Stiller and Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn from Red Hour Productions. Arquette and Scott also serve as producers. Endeavor Content, which is also behind Apple TV+’s See and Truth Be Told, is the studio.


Lower most recently appeared in a major recurring role on HBO’s High Maintenance. She was previously a lead on FXX’s Man Seeking Woman, opposite Jay Baruchel and Eric Andre, and recurred on Hulu’s Casual and Future Man. On the feature side, Lower co-starred in Noël Wells’ Mr. Roosevelt, winner of the Audience Award at SXSW. She will soon be seen in her short film, Circus Person, which she also wrote and produced and makes her directorial debut. Lower is repped by UTA, Kirsten Ames Management, and attorney Jeffrey Bernstein.


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