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Apple TV+ launched in November 2019 to little fanfare, overshadowed by the glitzy rollout of Disney+. But in contrast to another new streaming platform, Apple TV+ has a fair few original titles that are worth a watch. Sadly, they’ve been overlooked by many viewers, many of whom aren’t even aware that Apple TV+ is fully operational (partly through the fault of Apple’s lackluster marketing). But now that everyone is stuck inside and looking for new shows and movies to stream, Apple is stepping up its outreach by offering its originals for free to non-subscribers, for a limited time.

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One of the most high-profile filmmakers associated with the streaming service Apple TV+ since its launch last November has been M. Night Shyamalan. Promotional images for Servant, which released its tense season finale on Friday, prominently featured the words, “From M. Night Shyamalan” over the title. Shyamalan directed the show’s pilot and serves as one of its executive producers, much like he did with Fox’s Wayward Pines.

The plot of Servant revolves around a suspicious nanny who enters the life of a Philadelphia couple. Here, as with Wayward Pines, Shyamalan has taken a step back from writing duties. Showrunner Tony Basgallop wrote all ten episodes of Servant’s first season. Yet there are aspects of the show that feel very much of a piece with Shyamalan’s overall body of work as a writer-director. It’s another atmospheric dip into psychological horror where the choice of setting, the familiar preoccupation with belief and delusion, a newer tendency toward exploitation tactics, and less salubrious aspects like accusations of plagiarism (Servant is now the subject of a lawsuit) all draw a line to previous moments in his career.

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‘Servant’ Renewed For Second Season by Apple

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Apple TV+ hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire, but that hasn’t stopped Apple from immediately renewing their original shows. The nascent streaming service already renewed titles like The Morning Show and Dickinson, and now you can add Servant to the list. The creepy series from creator Tony Basgallop and executive producer M. Night Shyalaman doesn’t debut until Thanksgiving, but Apple is ready to serve up a second course.

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“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 »

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Apple TV+ got off to a bumpy start when it launched with some less-than-thrilling new shows. But you shouldn’t give up on the service yet, because there’s something dark and scary on the horizon: Servant, a new series from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan. The show concerns a Philadelphia couple who hire a nanny to watch over their…unusual baby. Things get creepy almost immediately. Watch the Servant trailer below.

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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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Apple is stepping up the promotion for its forthcoming streaming service, Apple TV+. Over the weekend, a slew of Apple TV+ clips were dropped, giving us a sneak at the streaming platform’s highly anticipated new titles from M. Night Shyamalan, Jennifer Aniston and Reese WitherspoonJason Momoa, and more. Okay, maybe I exaggerated by calling all of these “highly anticipated,” but maybe these clips will amp up your interest a little.

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