Mandatory Streamers: Shyamalan’s Servant brings the horror this holiday season
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of November 25, M. Night Shyamalan makes his way to Apple TV+ with Servant, a psychological thriller that has already been renewed for a second season the streaming service. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking here!
Servant, Series Premiere: Created by Tony Basgallop, 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 Thursday, November 28.
The Movies That Made Us, Series Premiere: Netflix’s new docuseries, from the creators of The Toys That Made Us, will debut with a four-episode first season covering Die Hard, Home Alone, Dirty Dancing, and Ghostbusters. These blockbusters brought us together and gave us the time of our lives. Meet the actors, directors, and industry insiders who made them happen. The series will begin streaming on Friday, November 29.
Harley Quinn, Series Premiere: The adult animated series will follow Harley Quinn‘s adventures after her break with the Joker. The story will focus on Harley along with Poison Ivy and other DC castoffs as they try to help each other in order to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom. Kaley Cuoco will voice the beloved villain as Harley and Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) form their own crew of misfits. The new series will begin streaming on Friday, November 29.
Balthazar, Series 1, U.S. Premiere: This acclaimed series stars popular actor, director and comic Tomer Sisley as Raphaël Balthazar, a handsome, intelligent and quick-witted forensic pathologist in Paris who can make the dead speak like no one else to help solve investigations of the city’s most disturbing crimes, but is also irreverent, mischievous and lives his life in firm defiance of norms and conventions. This presents a major challenge for new, no-nonsense police commander HeìleÌne Bach (HeìleÌne de Fougerolles), who must collaborate with him on these complicated cases. The series will stream exclusively in the U.S. on Monday, November 25.
The Lord of the Rings, Season 2: Amazon has greenlit a second season for the upcoming fantasy series long before its first season premiere on the streaming service. The series is an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s acclaimed novel franchise, currently starring Joseph Mawle, Maxim Baldry, Will Poulter, and Markella Kavenagh. Set in Middle-earth, the series will explore new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Rings.
Black Summer, Season 2: Netflix has renewed its horror drama for a second season. Set in the Z Nation universe, the show follows a crack team of special forces as it fights for hope in the darkest hours of the zombie apocalypse. The first season is available to stream now.
Undone, Season 2: Amazon has renewed its genre-bending adult animated series for a second season! Starring Bob Odenkirk, Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie, and Daveed Diggs, the half-hour dramedy explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma (Salazar). After getting into a near-fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death. The first season is available to stream for Amazon Prime subscribers.