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Apple TV+ Orders Ben Stiller’s Severance and Renews Three Shows

Apple TV+ 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.

In related news, has handed out season-two renewals to three of its series, including the above-mentioned See, the Hailee Steinfeld series Dickinson, and Ron Moore’s For All Mankind. The series The Morning Show, starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell, was previously given a two-season order.

Dickinson is a half-hour comedy series starring Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld.
Created by Alena Smith, the series audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson.

From Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), For All Mankind explores what would have happened if the global space race never ended. The drama presents an aspirational world where NASA astronauts, engineers and their families find themselves in the center of extraordinary events seen through the prism of an alternate history timeline — a world in which the USSR beats the US to the moon.

See is set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive. Jason Momoa stars as Baba Voss, the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see – who must protect his tribe against a powerful yet desperate queen who believes it’s witchcraft and wants them destroyed. Alfre Woodard also stars as Paris, Baba Voss’ spiritual leader.

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