M. Night Shyamalan spills plot details for Servant TV show

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No knows anything about Rupert Grint's character Julian Pierce.
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Details about M. Night Shyamalan’s mysterious series for Apple TV+ are finally starting to emerge ahead of its premiere later this year.

Speaking at a New York Comic Con panel, M. Night Shyamalan finally spilled some plot details about Servant, saying it all takes place in one room as a couple turn to a therapy doll to cope with the loss of their child.

Apple put out the first official teaser trailer for it too and it’s pretty short but also pretty creepy:

The first official description says “Servant 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.”

Each episode will be 30 minutes long. M. Night says it will take 60 episodes to tell the full story he and creator Tony Basgallop have planned. There’s no word if Apple has already committed to six seasons yet, but Shyamalan was enthusiastic about working with the iPhone-maker on the show.

“A lot of places wanted to make this show, and we decided to go with Apple,” Shyamalan said during the panel. “The reason we did is because I felt there was a connection between the aesthetics that we talked about [in the show] and them as a company. Also, this was an opportunity to help define a place, which was a really exciting thing for me. This is a new movement in how you watch content, to be with the biggest company in the world, and to have that reach is really exciting.”

Servant won’t be on Apple TV+ when it launches on November 1, but it should debut on the streaming service shortly after. Apple hasn’t been clear about whether it will put out all episodes at once or if they’ll be published weekly. Either way, Servant is creeping up to the top of our most-binge list.