M. Night Shyamalan’s Apple TV+ series Servant is one of the more mysterious offerings on the way to subscription service after its launch – and now, we know when it will be released.
The thriller 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.
Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free and Rupert Grint star in the series, which is created by Tony Basgallop and exec-produced by the Unbreakable director.
Shyamalan revealed the launch dateat the New York Comic-Con, announcing it as part of a more genre of storytelling: “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 longer film] ; because you’re going for 30 minutes, you gobble them up. There’s no fat on the bone.”
You can devour the show on 28th November, when it arrives on Apple TV+. The subscription service launches on 1st November and will cost £4.99 a month.
Servant: M. Night Shyamalan unveils teaser for Apple TV+ series
27th September 2019
This November sees a whole new streaming platform invade your living room, but several weeks out and we’re only just starting to find out more about some of its first TV series. Servant, a new psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, is a case in point, but the mysterious outlier on Apple TV+’s slate has now unveiled its first teaser, and it’s suitably creepy stuff.
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.
The first teaser gives us a clue as to the source of that unsettling disturbance, with the sound of a baby’s electronic rocker building tension.
“I’ve been very quiet about what I have been working on with Apple TV+ but it has been one of the most incredible creative experiences,” Shyamalan tweeted. “We’re so excited to show it to you.”
The cast includes Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free, and Rupert Grint.
You’ll be able to see them in action on Apple TV+, which launches worldwide on 1st November. The subscription streaming service will cost £4.99 a month, with a seven-day free trial – and one year’s free subscription for anyone who buys a new Apple device. Apple TV+ will be available through the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV, as well as select smart TVs, streaming boxes and streaming sticks.
Toby Kebbell to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s Apple series
3rd December 2018
Toby Kebbell has been confirmed as starring in M. Night Shyamalan’s new Apple TV series.
The Planet of the Apes, King Kong and Black Mirror star will play the male lead in the psychological thriller, which is exec-produced by the director of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. The series is created and written by Tony Basgallop, a British writer who has penned Inside Men, What Remains and To the Ends of the Earth, as well as Hotel Babylon.
Little is known about the show, which follows two parents, Dorothy and Sean Turner, who hire a young nanny, Leanne, to help look after their newborn child.
Six Feet Under’s Lauren Ambrose and Game of Thrones’ Nell Tiger Free are already aboard as Dorothy and Leanne, with Rupert Grint playing Julian, Dorothy’s younger brother. Kebell will complete the main ensemble as Sean Turner, a professional chef.
Shyamalan has directed the first episode of the series, which began shooting at the end of November. 97 shots and several days later, the pilot wrapped this week. “Incredible experience with a wonderful cast and crew here in Philadelphia,” tweeted Shyamalan. “For everyone who thought a car crashed into Rittenhouse Square Park – that was me doing a scene. Sorry!”
Apple has already given a straight-to-series order for the project.
Rupert Grint joins Shyamalan Apple series
1st December 2018
Harry Potter star Rupert Grint has joined the cast of M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming series for Apple’s TV service.
The writer and director of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable is exec producing the psychological thriller and direct the first episode. The series is created and written by Tony Basgallop, a British writer who has penned Inside Men, What Remains and To the Ends of the Earth, as well as Hotel Babylon. According to Deadline, it follows two parents, Dorothy and Sean Turner, who hire a young nanny, Leanne, to help look after their newborn child.
What we do know is that two of the leads have now been cast, with Six Feet Under’s Lauren Ambrose and Game of Thrones’ Nell Tiger Free playing Dorothy and Leanne respectively. Now, they’v got some magical new support, courtesy of Grint (best known as Ron Weasley), who is understood to play Julian, Dorothy’s younger brother.
The casting is announced as Grint is about to be seen on our screens this Christmas, in BBC One’s The ABC Murders, opposite John Malkovich.
Nell Tiger Free and Lauren Ambrose to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s Apple series
23rd August 2018
One of the most intriguing projects that Apple has ordered for its upcoming TV service is a new original series from M. Night Shyamalan.
The writer and director of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, who has recently enjoyed a return to form with The Visit and Split, is exec producing the psychological thriller. He will also direct the first episode, with his company Blinding Edge Pictures producing the whole project.
The series is created and written by Tony Basgallop, a British writer who has penned Inside Men, What Remains and To the Ends of the Earth, as well as Hotel Babylon, which he created for BBC One. His other credits also include 24: Live Another Day, 24: Legacy and Outcast.
Little is known about the plot, although Deadline reports that it follows two parents, Dorothy and Sean Turner, who hire a young nanny, Leanne, to help look after their newborn child. What we do know is that two of the leads have now been cast, with Six Feet Under’s Lauren Ambrose and Game of Thrones’ Nell Tiger Free joining the project – reportedly to play Dorothy and Leanne respectively.
Free, who played Myrcella Baratheon, is no stranger to the world of streaming: she is currently filming Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old to Die Young for Amazon Prime Video.
Blinding Edge Pictures’ Ashwin Rajan is also serving as exec producer, alongside Escape Artists’ Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve Tisch. Taylor Latham will co-exec produce.
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