Earlier this year, M. Night Shyamalan capped off his Unbreakable trilogy with Glass, which released to mixed reviews. After that, fans wondered what the filmmaker would do next after nearly two decades of up-and-down projects.
Well, Thursday night, Shyamalan fans finally got their answers (as well as a lot more questions) when he revealed Servant to the world with a New York Comic-Con event about the upcoming Apple TV+ series. Apple TV+ is the tech giant’s upcoming streaming service looking to compete with Disney+ and Netflix for streaming superiority,
After an NYCC exclusive trailer played, Shyamalan shed some light on the series’ plot. “The idea [is] that a couple lost a child and they’re doing this fringe therapy with a doll — and this is actually a real fringe therapy — and it gets so extreme that the mother decides to hire a nanny to take care of the doll. That premise is so tragic and weird and scary, but it’s also, oddly, inappropriately funny…It turns out that’s the tone I’m interested in, [like] The Visit and Split — you’re scared and laughing at the same time.”
And that’s really about all we know since the public won’t see that trailer for a few weeks. Though, the director already has a plan in mind for the future of the show. When asked about its longevity, he answered simply, “in my head, it’s 60 episodes. This will be six seasons over six years.”
Check out the teaser to get an idea of what we’re all in for next month:
Servant premieres November 28th exclusively on Apple TV+.