servant review

“What happened?” is a frequently asked question in Servant, the latest addition to nascent streaming service Apple TV+. Mystery is the name of the game here, with the series – and its characters – playing things maddeningly close to the vest. That the show boasts the input of M. Night Shyamalan we’re conditioned to believe all this mystery and secrecy is building towards a big whopper of a twist.

And indeed, there are plenty of twists and turns in nearly every episode. But more often than not, Servant‘s obtuse nature is frustrating, and you can’t help get the feeling that the show is only being vague for the sake of being vague. This isn’t some trip into an impenetrable David Lynch landscape. It’s just a sturdy, spooky show trying to disguise the fact that it has nothing much to say.

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Servant Trailer

M. Night Shyamalan may have fumbled the anticipated Unbreakable sequel Glass earlier this year, but the director still has plenty of twists up his sleeve. This time he’s bringing thrills to Apple TV+ with a new original series called Servant. While there have been plenty of creepy dolls used in film and television before, none have been as realistic and unnerving as the Reborn Doll at the center of this story of unspeakable tragedy turned unsettling terror. Watch the new Servant trailer below to give yourself the creeps. Read More »

servant new york comic-con 2019

A fine mist had settled on the damp streets of New York City on the first night of 2019’s New York Comic-Con. It’s the kind of gloomy, rainy night that evokes the eerie mood of many a M. Night Shyamalan movie. It’s a fitting night to tease the Glass director’s newest project and his latest foray into television: Apple TV+’s Servant. A psychological thriller series created and written by Tony Basgallop and executive produced by Basgallop and Shyamalan, Servant follows a Philadelphia couple (Lauren Ambrose and Toby Kebbell) in mourning after an “unspeakable tragedy” causes a rift in their marriage and leads them to open their home to a mysterious nanny (Nell Tiger Free).

Shyamalan took the stage at the Servant New York Comic-Con 2019 panel Thursday, alongside Basgallop and the series stars Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island), Free (Game of Thrones), and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), to introduce the series to the world and debut a first official trailer that, fittingly, opens on a rainy night.

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Too Old To Die Young Cast

Stylish, divisive filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is making the leap from the big screen to the small with the upcoming Amazon series Too Old to Die Young, and Refn recently took to Twitter to announce his full cast. The Amazon series, which finds Refn teaming with comic book writer Ed Brubaker, is described as a crime thriller that will “explore various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai in the city of angels.” The full Too Old to Die Young cast is revealed below.

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Game of Thrones Season 5 cast

Any show that kills as many characters each season as Game of Thrones does needs a steady supply of fresh blood just to keep from running out of characters altogether. At the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel Friday, HBO announced nine new cast members for next season, including Jonathan Pryce and Keisha Castle-Hughes.

Hit the jump to get the rundown, and watch a video of the actors introducing themselves.

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