Christopher Walken and John Turturro to star in Apple’s Severance
James R | On 03, Nov 2020
Christopher Walken and John Turturro are the latest big names heading to Apple TV+ for new drama Severance.
The tech giant gave a series order to the programme last year, with Ben Stiller and Adam Scott attached to to direct and star respectively. The workplace thriller is written and created by Dan Erickson and introduces us to 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. Now, Deadline reports that Scott has some company on screen with Walken to play Burt, Lumen’s Head of Optics and Design. He joins John Turturro as Irving, a dependable longtime employee at the company.
The rest of the cast includes Patricia Arquette, Tramell Tillman, Jen Tullock, Zach Cherry and Britt Lower.
Apple TV+ orders Severance from Ben Stiller and Adam Scott
12th November 2019
Apple has given 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.
The series 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. The series joins several Apple TV+ projects developed with Endeavor Content, including See and the soon-to-premiere Truth Be Told.