During the New York Comic-Con 2019, M. Night Shyamalan presented the highly anticipated first look of his upcoming Apple TV+ Series, Servant. In attendance at the panel, the cast and crew of Servant joined in on the lively discussion.
Parents, Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose) and Sean Turner (Toby Kebbell), have hired young nanny Leanne (Nell Tiger Free) to help care for their newborn child. As time goes on, it soon becomes really clear that things are not quite as they seem.
Here are 5 reasons why we’re excited for Servant on Apple TV+:
5) The Harry Potter Connection!
Rupert Grint will be playing Julian Pearce on the half-hour drama. Before Alfonso Cuaron was picked as director for The Prisoner of Azkaban, Shyamalan was being considered for the third Harry Potter installment after having directed Haley Joel Osment, who was a child actor during The Sixth Sense. Having met before, Grint and Shyamalan are finally now working together on Servant.
4) 10 Episodes!
Writer Tony Basgallop (What Remains) has developed a three-act structure across 10 episodes. Basgallop has written all 10 episodes and Shyamalan will direct the first two installments.Though the story arc plays out like a psychological drama, there will be many moments of comedy that breaks the tension. The Glass director was impressed with Kebbell in Black Mirror and was even more so, due to his comedic timing.
3) The Concept!
Each episode will be set in one location, which gives the show a theatre-like vibe. Audiences were given a sneak peek at the trailer, which highlights the interior of the Turner building. The creeping cinematography of the Turner apartment gives that claustrophobic feel.
2) The Suspense!
Just the way the trailer is structured and edited, you definitely get that Shyamalan signature. The twist could be coming from anywhere! What’s wrong with Dorothy (Ambrose) and the baby? What’s Sean Turner (Kebbell) hiding from her? Is Leanne (Free) messing with them? How deep is Leanne is willing to play this facade?
1) Apple TV+!
I don’t know much about Apple TV+ but if has M. Night Shyamalan on board, the sign me up!
Servant on Apple TV+ will premiere on November 28th, 2019.