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Servant (TV series)

Servant is an upcoming American psychological horror web television series created and written by Tony Basgallop who will also executive produce alongside M. Night Shyamalan. The series is produced for Apple TV+.

GenrePsychological thriller
Horror drama
Created byTony Basgallop
Composer(s)Trevor Gureckis
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
CinematographyMike Gioulakis
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Blinding Edge Pictures
DistributorApple Inc.
Original networkApple TV+
Original releaseNovember 28, 2019 (2019-11-28)

The series is scheduled to premiere on November 28, 2019.[1]


The series follows "parents Dorothy and Sean Turner, who have hired young nanny Leanne to help care for their newborn child." As time goes on, it becomes clear that "things are not quite as they seem."[2]

Cast and charactersEdit


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [3][4]
1"Reborn"M. Night ShyamalanTony BasgallopNovember 28, 2019 (2019-11-28)
2"Wood"Daniel SackheimTBANovember 28, 2019 (2019-11-28)
3"Bear"Daniel SackheimTBANovember 28, 2019 (2019-11-28)
4"Cricket"TBATBADecember 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)
5"Rain"TBATBADecember 13, 2019 (2019-12-13)
6"Eel"TBATBADecember 20, 2019 (2019-12-20)
7"Haggis"TBATBADecember 27, 2019 (2019-12-27)
8"Boba"Lisa BrühlmannTBAJanuary 3, 2020 (2020-01-03)
9"Jericho"M. Night ShyamalanTBAJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
10"Balloon"John DahlTBAJanuary 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)



On February 27, 2018, it was announced that Apple had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series was created by Tony Basgallop who is also set to write for the series and executive produce alongside M. Night Shyamalan, Ashwin Rajan, Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, and Steve Tisch. Production companies involved with the show are set to include Blinding Edge Pictures.[5][6][7] Mike Gioulakis will served as the series' cinematographer.[8]


On August 22, 2018, it was announced that Lauren Ambrose and Nell Tiger Free had been cast in leading roles.[2] On November 30, 2018, it was reported that Rupert Grint had joined the main cast.[9] On December 4, 2018, it was announced that Toby Kebbell had been cast in a starring role.[10]


In March 2019, it was reported by The New York Times that filming has been completed.[11]


  1. ^ "Apple's "Servant" from M. Night Shyamalan to Premiere November 28 Exclusively on Apple TV+". The Futon Critic. October 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 22, 2018). "Lauren Ambrose & Nell Tiger Free To Star In M. Night Shyamalan's Apple Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Servant – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Servant (TV Series 2019– )".
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 27, 2018). "Apple Orders M. Night Shyamalan Psychological Thriller TV Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  6. ^ Otterson, Joe (February 27, 2018). "M. Night Shyamalan to Produce Straight-to-Series Thriller for Apple". Variety. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 27, 2018). "M. Night Shyamalan Psychological Thriller Scores Apple Series Pickup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "echnicolor's Work on Glass Brings Together the Narratives – the Looks and Colorful Characters – to Complete the M. Night Shyamalan Trilogy". Technicolor SA. February 5, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (November 30, 2018). "Rupert Grint Joins M. Night Shyamalan's Apple Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 4, 2018). "Toby Kebbell To Star In M. Night Shyamalan's Apple Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Koblin, John (2019-03-17). "Apple's Big Spending Plan to Challenge Netflix Takes Shape". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-24.

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