Season two of Apple TV+’s creepy M. Night Shyamalan series Servant will debut on January 15, the famed director tweeted Thursday.
The first season was among the initial wave of shows that debuted on Apple TV+ in November 2019. It seems likely that the second season would have been due to begin about now, but shooting was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down filming.
Thank you my friends. Love and respect to you both @StephenKing @RealGDT @Servant Season 2 arrives January 15 on the @AppleTV app. https://t.co/1dggv7GkxM #Servant pic.twitter.com/EvO2IJUeu0
— M. Night Shyamalan ⌛ (@MNightShyamalan) October 22, 2020
Along with the date of season two, Shyamalan tweeted a new ad for series one of the show. These include quotes from the likes of Stephen King, who tweeted his praise of the first series.
Coming soon: Servant season 2
Servant, for those who haven’t seen it, is about a couple who have tragically lost their young baby. In its place, they adopt a lifelike baby doll (you know, as you do!) as a surrogate and then hire a young nanny to look after it. As you might expect, things get weirder and creepier from there.
The entire, 10-episode first series is now available to watch on Apple TV+. On Rotten Tomatoes, it’s got a critical review average of 83 percent, and an average score of 82 percent from audience reviews. The critical consensus reads as follows:
“Though Servant‘s slithering mystery often wanders into dark, crowded corners, its claustrophobic atmosphere and powerful performances build enough tension to keep viewers hooked.”
According to a report on Apple TV+’s most watched shows, Servant was the seventh most viewed show on the platform in the third quarter of 2020. Given that the last new episode aired January 17, that shows some decent longevity for the series. That suggests there’s definitely an audience out there for the sequel.
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