Christopher Walken Joins Apple TV+ Workplace Drama ‘Severance’

Apple’s upcoming drama Severance has added Oscar winner Christopher Walken to its ensemble.

Just a few days after adding two-time Golden Globe nominee John Turturro to its cast, Apple’s workplace drama Severance has rounded out its ensemble roster with the addition of Oscar winner Christopher Walken, according to Deadline.

Walken’s casting completes the regular cast for the thriller, which is set at a company, Lumen Industries, that aims to take work-life balance to the next level. Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, and John Turturro topline the cast.

Walken, in the first series-regular role of his long career, will play Burt, the head of optics and design at the company. Scott stars in Severance as Mark, an employee with a shady past who’s trying to put himself back together. Arquette plays Mark’s boss, and Turturro plays a long-time employee of the company.

Production on the series, which comes from Endeavor Content, is scheduled to begin later this month. The cast also includes Britt Lower (Man Seeking Woman), Tramell Tillman (Godfather of Harlem), Jen Tullock, and Zach Cherry (HBO’s Crashing).

The series is written and executive produced by Dan Erickson, who also serves as co-showrunner. Mark Friedman will also serve as co-showrunner and executive producer. Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Jackie Cohn executive produce via Red Hour Productions. Chris Black also executive produces, with Scott and Arquette producing in addition to starring. Endeavor Content is the studio.