M. Night Shyamalan. You either love him…or you love him.
Shyamalan has written and directed many memorable movies over the years, a few of them being: The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004), Split (2016), and his most recent, Glass (2019). Now, he will take steps into TV (again), as the teaser premiere of his newest show on Apple TV+, Servant, shows. His partnership and deal with Apple have yielded him a 10-episode run of his newest series. Check out the teaser here:
What’s it about? Well, according to Deadline:
The series follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
When the teaser for the psychological thriller premiered at New York City Comic-Con, Shyamalan talked about the fact that instead of a sitcom, Servant is a new format of TV called a “sit-thriller”. He explained, as quoted by Deadline, “We’ve all grown up with 30-minute situation comedies, the sitcom; this is a sit-thriller. With television, you can have a different trajectory of movement [than a movie]; because you’re going for 30 minutes, you gobble them up. There’s no fat on the bone.”
There is a stacked cast in Servant. Toby Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island) and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) play a couple who bring a life-like creepy baby doll into their home in an attempt to cope with the tragedy of losing their child. Nell Tyger Free (Game of Thrones), plays the nanny the couple hires to care for their “child”. Rupert Grint (Harry Potter series) plays Julian, the younger brother of Ambrose’s character, Dorothy.
Shyamalan has also teamed with writer and executive producer Tony Basgallop (What Remains). If you want to make sure you don’t miss the series, Apple TV+ will be available to everyone when it launches November 1. Servant premieres on Apple TV+ November 28.