Apple renews Servant for second season ahead of series premiere
In a bid to show faith in the series and keep the new streaming service’s roster full, Apple TV+ has greenlit Servant Season 2of the M. Night Shyamalan-produced psychological thriller. The second season order comes ahead of the series’ November 28 premiere, which will see three of its ten episodes premiere. (Via Variety)
Created by Tony Basgallop (Berlin Station), Servant will follow a couple who hire a nanny to babysit their baby named Jericho, which is actually a realistic-looking baby doll. Starring Toby Kebbell (Black Mirror) as Sean Turner, Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) as Dorothy, Nell Tiger Free (Game of Thrones) as Leanne Grayson and Harry Potter film franchise alum Rupert Grint as Julian Pierce, the series will be making its debut on November 28.
The series will have 10 half-hour episodes, and Shyamalan is slated to direct the first episode. The director’s production company, Blinding Edge Pictures, will be producing the series, with Shyamalan and Ashwin Rajan as the executive producers. Escape Artists’ Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, and Steve Tisch will also be executive producing the show alongside Taylor Latham, who will serve as the co-executive producer.
Shyamalan was the executive producer for Wayward Pines, a mind-bending mystery drama that aired on Fox in 2015 and 2016. It was canceled just recently, which came to no surprise after being absent on TV for nearly two years. Coming off of the critical and commercial success of the psychological horror-thriller Split and with Apple’s confident backing, Shymalan might just be reinvigorated enough to make his second chance at a TV show more fruitful.
Servant joins a roster of other shows scoring early renewals from the new streaming service alongside The Morning Show, See, Dickinson and For All Mankind.