Apple has released a brand new, full-length trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Servant. This is one of the original programming offerings coming down the pipeline on the newly-launched streaming service Apple TV+. The show comes from The Sixth Sense director, who is bringing his brand of horror to the world of streaming for this one. The filmmaker has been on something of a hot streak recently and this looks like it could very well continue that solid run, as the mysterious show looks like vintage Shyamalan.
The trailer starts out with a couple welcoming in a nanny to their home. Things seem normal enough at first, but there's a quiet tension in the air. It's soon revealed why, as the situation gets very strange, very fast. The family has hired this nanny to take care of a doll, not an actual child, for rather dark and ominous reasons. A whole lot of unsettling imagery is laced in after that and the trailer concludes on a particularly foreboding note. This looks like it could easily play as a two-hour movie, so it will be interesting to see how this all works out in episodic form. Either way, this appears to be Shyamalan doing Shyamalan, which means there's probably one heck of a twist in here.
Servant is a half-hour psychological thriller that centers on a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. The series is executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan (Glass, Split). Shyamalan also directs the series alongside creator, executive producer and writer Tony Basgallop (Inside Men, 24: Live Another Day). The cast includes Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Toby Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island), Nell Tiger Free (Game of Thrones) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter).
M. Night Shyamalan exploded onto the scene with The Sixth Sense, then had a solid run that included Unbreakable and Signs. However, he eventually found himself in quite the rut, releasing a string of bombs that included The Happpening, Lady in the Water and the much-maligned The Last Airbender. However, in recent years, the filmmaker has managed to get back to his former glory, which started with his small-scale horror flick The Visit. Things kicked into high-geat with Split, which turned out to be a secret sequel to Unbreakable, with this year's Glass concluding the trilogy.
With this show, Shyamalan will be continuing his big year on the small screen and could help bring some welcome attention to a new streaming platform that is in need of subscribers. Apple TV+, which launched this month, runs $4.99 per month and is also home to other original programming such as Jason Momoa's See and Jennifer Aniston's The Morning Show. Servant will premiere November 28 exclusively on Apple TV+. Be sure to check out the new trailer for yourself.