Patricia Arquette Reteams with Ben Stiller for Apple TV’s Severance
According to Deadline, Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette has joined Ben Stiller’s thriller drama series Severance for Apple TV+, and will share the screen with Big Little Lies actor Adam Scott. This marks the third collaboration between Arquette and Stiller, who worked together on David O. Russell’s 1996 comedy Flirting with Disaster, and later on the 2018 Showtime series Escape From Dannemora.
Arquette recently starred in the Hulu limited series The Act, for which she won the Golden Globe over the weekend.
Severance is a 10-episode workplace thriller that is set at a company called Lumen Industries, who is looking to take work-life balance to a new level. Scott will portray the role of an employee named Mark. His character is being described as someone with a dark past trying to put himself back together.
The series is created by Dan Erickson, who will also as the series’ writer. Erickson. Chris Black, and Red Hour Productions’ Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn will serve as executive producers with Scott also signing on to produce the series. This project will be the second collaboration between Scott and Stiller, who have co-starred in the 2013 film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Some of the upcoming original shows that will debut on Apple’s recently launched streaming service include the drama series Defending Jacob starring Chris Evans and Jaeden Martell; Mr. Corman starring Joseph Gorden-Levitt; the comedy series Ted Lasso which will be led by Jason Sudeikis; and the sci-fi series adaptation of Foundation.
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