Adam Scott to Star on Apple TV+ Workplace Thriller ‘Severance’ Directed by Ben Stiller

“Parks and Rec” alum will play “an employee with a dark past trying to put himself back together”

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Apple TV+ has given a series order to drama “Severance,” starring Adam Scott and directed by Ben Stiller, the streaming service announced Friday.

Described as a “workplace thriller,” the show “introduces Lumen Industries, a company that’s looking to take work-life balance to a new level. Scott (“Big Little Lies,” “Parks and Recreation”) will play the lead role of Mark, an employee with a dark past trying to put himself back together.”

The series is created, written and executive produced by Dan Erickson, with Chris Black (“Outcast,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Star Trek: Enterprise”) also executive producing. Stiller (who recently directed Showtime’s acclaimed miniseries “Escape at Dannemora”) will direct and executive produce the show alongside Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn for Stiller’s Red Hour Productions. Adam Scott will serve as producer.

The project hails from Endeavor Content, the studio behind fellow Apple TV+ dramas “See” and the soon-to-premiere “Truth Be Told.”

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.

Apple TV+ launched last Friday and is priced at $4.99/month. However, the service will be free for one year when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod Touch and a 7-day free trial is offered for new subscribers.