Servant serves up second helping of high-key lunacy [Apple TV+ review]


Apple TV+ show Servant returns Jan. 15 for a wonderfully mean second season.
Servant returns this Friday for a wonderfully mean second season.
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Servant, the brainchild of producer/director M. Night Shyamalan and writer Tony Basgallop, is back for more perversity, more cultish derangement, and more exquisitely photographed food.

The sleeper Apple TV+ hit comes roaring back for a well-deserved victory lap this Friday. And in this second season, everyone from the characters to the directors seems to know it’s time to take off the gloves.

Apple seeks dismissal of Servant plagiarism lawsuit


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Apple defends against plagiarism allegations.
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Apple asked a federal judge on Tuesday to toss a movie director’s lawsuit, arguing similarities between her work and the Apple TV+ series Servant are “common” and “unprotectable ideas” found in other works.

Francesa Gregorini’ has accused Apple, and Servant’s creators M. Night Shyamalan and Tony Basgallop’s of ripping off her 2013 film The Truth About Emanuel. Both movie and television series features a traumatized parent who hires a babysitter to care for a baby that turns out to be a doll.

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


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:

M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant is unsettlingly good fun [Review]


Apple TV+ series Servant accused of ripping off Sundance movie
There's nothing creepy about a nanny cradling a fake baby, right?
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A spooky nanny. A creepy baby. And a whole bunch of crazy plot twists. It can only be Servant, M. Night Shyamalan and Tony Basgallop’s psychological horror series for Apple TV+.

The series debuted on Thanksgiving, and I’ve already hungrily snarfed down the first 30-minute episode. While I’m not yet sure if it’s enjoyable junk food or a balanced, healthy meal, I liked it a whole lot. Check out my episode one Servant review.

Servant trailer looks creepier than a fake baby everyone pretends is real


Apple TV+ series Servant accused of ripping off Sundance movie
Apple TV+ series Servant accused of ripping off Sundance movie
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The first full trailer for Servant, M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming Apple TV+ show, kicks the nightmare nanny storyline up a notch. This twisted-looking series — with its tagline, “Doubt what you believe” — looks creepy as can be.

The frightening fake baby isn’t a Shyamalan-style twist. And the mysterious woman hired to take care of the doll might not be as weird as the family she works for. This one looks interesting!

M. Night Shyamalan’s spooky Servant teasers haunt Apple TV+


No knows anything about Rupert Grint's character Julian Pierce.
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Just in time for Halloween, Apple TV+ is serving up two new teasers of its mysterious new series called Servant.

Created by M. Night Shyamalan, Servant follows a married couple who cope with the loss of their child by buying a therapy doll. Details on the show are being kept under wraps, including Rupert Grint’s enigmatic character Julian Pierce. Judging from the trailers and teasers we’ve seen so far though, a lot of weird stuff is about to go down.

This series looks creepy asf:

Details emerge about Servant, the creepy M. Night Shyamalan Apple TV+ show


Servant is M. Night Shyamalan's new Apple TV+ show.
Details about M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming Apple TV+ show start to trickle out.
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A new photo and a few fresh plot details shed light on Servant, the mysterious M. Night Shyamalan TV show coming soon to Apple TV+.

The picture shows Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint, who stars in the show, which Shyamalan describes as a potboiler fueled by paranoia. And then there’s those creepy baby feet …

Apple teases big stars ahead of today’s ‘show time’ event


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Nothing to see here: just a call from Chris Evans.
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Apple is having some fun with frenzied fanboys and gals ahead of today’s “It’s show time” media event. Although the live broadcast won’t officially start until 10 a.m. Pacific, Apple “accidentally” showed a few images of the empty auditorium.

What makes that particularly exciting? Only the fact that the screen is showing images such as an incoming call from “Captain America” star Chris Evans.

Every Apple TV+ series and movie currently in the works [Updated]


Apple spent more than $20 million advertising Apple TV+ last month
Here’s what’s on Apple TV+ right now
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The star-studded Apple TV+ lineup is starting to look like it could become a legitimate contender to Netflix and HBO. After going on a Hollywood spending spree in the last eight months, Apple appears poised to make a huge push into original content.

Thanks to its new worldwide video executive team, many of the Apple TV series in development actually look really promising and diverse. From Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories to mysterious new sci-fi series See, Apple’s working on some shows everyone could enjoy.

Check out the full list of Apple TV+ series and movies currently in the pipeline.

Update: We’ve added all the shows we know about heading into Apple’s big March 25 event, where the company expected to finally unveil its TV streaming service.