Servant‘s weird focus on food makes Apple TV+ show extra-eerie

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Food is important in Apple TV+’s Servant
Food isn’t just something the characters eat in Servant on Apple TV+.
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Servant is deliberately creepy, and what the characters are eating is an important part of setting that tone. A video by Apple TV+ explains how what’s being cooked and eaten expresses the emotions of the characters in this psychological thriller.

Watch it now:

Servant food featurette heads for the kitchen

In this video, M. Night Shyamalan, an executive producer and director for Servant, says “The food is really important. We really decided to do it as a metaphor for what’s going on in each episode and also what the main characters are feeling.”

And the creator of this series, Tony Basgallop, said “Food has to feed emotionally into the characters and thematically into the episode.”

It helps that one of the main characters in Servant is a chef. “Shean is the kind of chef that likes to challenge you. So whatever he finds he wants to cook.”

More about Servant on Apple TV+

This Apple TV+ series centers on a couple who loses a child, causing a rift in their marriage, opening them to a mysterious force.

It stars Toby Kebbell and Lauren Ambrose. “The Food Featurette” includes an appearance by Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame, who plays a supporting character.

Servant is available now on Apple’s nascent streaming service. The show has already been picked up for a second season. When that will debut is not yet known, however.

Watching the first season of Servant, as well all the other shows on Apple TV+, costs $4.99 a month. But anyone who recently bought selected Apple devices can enjoy free one-year subscription. And for everyone else, there’s a one-week free trial.