Fans at New York Comic Con got the first look at a new teaser (above) for M. Night Shyamalan’s “Servant”, the “Sixth Sense” director’s new psychological thriller series for Apple’s soon-to-launch streaming service, Apple TV+.
According to the official synopsis, the new series “follows 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.”
“Servant” stars Rupert Grint, Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free and Toby Kebbell, who were on hand with Shyamalan at the NYC fan fest to discuss the new show, which will be available to stream after Apple TV+ launches on Nov. 1.
“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 theapy — and it gets so extreme that the mother decides to hire a nanny to take care of the doll,” Shyamalan told the crowd (via IndieWire).
“That premise is so tragic and weird and scary, but it’s also, oddly, inappropriately funny,” he added. “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.”
If Shyamalan gets his way, viewers will be watching the “Servant” story unfold over the course of several years.
“In my head, it’s 60 episodes,” Shyamalan said of how long he expects the series to run. “This will be six seasons over six years.”
“Servant” is set to premiere on Thursday, Nov. 28.