According to Hollywood Reporter, Apple TV+ has recently landed a new straight-to-series, a 10-episode drama called ‘Severance,’ that will star Adam Scott in a read role. The workplace thriller will be exec produced and directed by Ben Stiller, who has won the Directors Guild of America Award this year for ‘Escape at Dannemora.’
Created by Dan Erickson, Severance is set at Lumen Industries, a company looking to take work-life balance to a new level. Scott will star as Mark, an employee with a dark past trying to put himself back together.
Erickson will also exec produce the series alongside Chris Black, while Stiller’s Red Hour Productions’ Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn will be credited as exec producers as well.
Severance, which has been in the works for months, hails from Endeavor Content, the combined financing and sales efforts of WME and IMG. Endeavor Content also produces Apple TV+’s recently renewed Jason Momoa drama See and its upcoming Truth Be Told.
Stiller is currently also exec producing The CW’s sophomore drama ‘In the Dark.’