John Turturro is set for as a lead alongside Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, Tramell Tillman, Jen Tullock, Zach Cherry and Britt Lower in Severance, Apple’s upcoming workplace thriller drama directed by and executive produced by Ben Stiller.
Severance takes place at Lumen Industries, a company that’s looking to take work-life balance to a new level with a “severance procedure,” which separates work and out-of-work memories. Scott stars as Mark, an employee with a dark past trying to put himself back together.
Turturro will play Irving, a longtime, dependable employee at Lumen Industries.
The series is written and created by Dan Erickson, whose Severance script was the first TV script to make it on to the annual Bloodlist in 2016.
Chris Black exec produces alongside Erickson, Stiller and Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn from Red Hour Productions. Arquette and Scott also serve as producers. Mark Friedman (Dispatches from Everywhere) will serve as executive producer and showrunner alongside Erickson. Endeavor Content serves as the studio.
Emmy winner for his performance in HBO’s critically praised The Night Of, Turturro will next be seen as Mafia cappo Carmine Falcone in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman. He was most recently seen starring as Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf in HBO’s The Plot Against America. He’s repped by ICM Partners.