Now that was one creepy trailer, but let’s take a look at what we’re dealing with here.
What is your favourite Apple TV+ series so far?
The VOD service finally arrived on Friday, November 1st 2019 and has already offered audiences some impressive content. Sci-fi drama For All Mankind has attracted admirable attention since its premiere, and The Morning Show has had Jennifer Aniston fans praising her latest performance from the rooftops.
With shows like Ghostwriter also providing entertainment for the kids and the likes of Dickinson – a revisionist Emily Dickinson biopic starring Hailee Steinfeld – capturing the variety they offer, hopes are high for the future.
One of the most exciting forthcoming projects is undoubtedly Servant. This mysterious horror-drama tells the tale of a couple who hire a young nanny to care for their child, but this is no ordinary story; the baby is actually a doll, serving as a replacement for the child they lost.
Is M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant a movie or series?
Servant is a TV series, not a film.
It is comprised of ten episodes in total, with the first three available to stream on Thursday, November 28th 2019. Subsequent episodes will then release weekly, so the tenth can be expected on Thursday, January 16th 2020.
There has been some initial confusion, with audiences expressing that the trailer feels like it’s teasing a film, rather than a series. Nevertheless, most have declared that it looks incredibly promising.
One viewer on Twitter argued: “M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant trailer Looks Like Apple’s most promising show yet.” It does look intriguing and unsettling, so let’s take a look at who is behind it…
Servant: Tony Basgallop
Although the majority of potential audiences discussing the project are yelling the name M. Night Shyamalan, the divisive filmmaker isn’t the show’s creator.
Servant was created by Tony Basgallop, a British TV writer best known for such efforts as 2012’s Inside Men, 2013’s What Remains and miniseries To the Ends of the Earth; M. Night is one of the series’ executive producers. His name is a great way to help sell Servant, as its narrative is certainly very Shyamalan-esque.
The director’s attachment nurtures expectations, and if you immediately began to contemplate what the shocking reveal could be after seeing the trailer, you’re not alone. Although the 49-year-old filmmaker shocked the world with masterclasses like The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, fans grew increasingly critical of his work as he went on to helm the likes of The Village and The Last Airbender.
Since Split and Glass, on the other hand, his name has recovered some.
Servant on Apple TV+: Who is in the cast?
It’s a good one!
In the roles of the lead couple – Sean and Dorothy Turner – we have the excellent Toby Kebbell (Dead Man’s Shoes, RocknRolla) and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Where the Wild Things Are) respectively.
The pair are also joined by Harry Potter star Rupert Grint playing Julian Pearce and Nell Tiger Free (Game of Thrones) as the mysterious nanny.
You won’t want to miss it!
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