M. Night Shyamalan’s Apple TV+ Series ‘Servant’ | Disturbingly Creepy Premise
While speaking at New York’s Comic-Con, M Night Shyamalan spoke about his upcoming Apple TV+ Series. The director of Servant explained the audience about its plot and premise. He also revealed the casting of Rupert Grint along with Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, and Nell Tiger Free on the creepy thriller series, Servant.
M Night Shyamalan Explains Servant
Releasing this November 28, Shyamalan revealed the Apple TV+ Series’ full trailer at the Comic-Con. The trailer, however, is not available online right now and will probably take a few weeks.
The trailer explained the Servant’s creepy premise which people have been talking about. Dorothy and Sean are a couple in Philadelphia who still mourn the death of their baby. The only way to cope with the death and sadness is to go through fringe therapy, explained by M Night Shyamalan. According to the therapy, the couple pretends that the baby is still alive by replacing her with a doll. At first, Sean is completely into this therapy and goes along until the couple hires a nanny for the doll.
In regards to Servant, M. Night Shyamalan explains:
“The idea [is] that a couple lost a child and they’re doing this fringe therapy with a doll — and this is actually a real fringe therapy — and it gets so extreme that the mother decides to hire a nanny to take care of the doll,”
He went on to explain that he is interested in achieving a tone where the audience is scared but also having a few laughs along the way:
“That premise is so tragic and weird and scary, but it’s also, oddly, inappropriately funny. […] It turns out that’s the tone I’m interested in, [like] ‘The Visit’ and “Split” — you’re scared and laughing at the same time.”
More Details on Apple TV’s Servant
Teaser trailers for Servant ave already started to surface. One such teaser featured a moving baby and then a doll and a later question was asked: “What do you believe?” In a further discussion, M Night Shyamalan revealed that his series creator was Tony Basgallop. Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint would also be starring in the series. The director expects the series to have around 60 episodes. These episodes would air over six seasons, in six years.
Servant premieres on November 28, on Thanksgiving Day exclusively on Apple TV+ streaming service.