brian-mcgee - November 7, 2019
In the mad dash for all the various new streaming services to snap up the most in-demand talent to create new content to entice subscribers, AppleTV probably thought they were scoring quite a coup when they signed M. Night Shyamalan to create a new series. After the release of Split in 2017, Shyamalan was riding high once more, but then his trilogy closer Glass came along this past January and re-introduced everyone to a power hungry Shyamalan who always biffs when given complete creative control.
This new series, Servant, centers around a couple—Lauren Ambrose and Toby Kebbel—who hire a new nanny (Nell Tiger Free) to watch their infant son. Seems pretty standard, right? Well, it turns out that their child died when only a few weeks old and they've hired this nanny to sit a baby doll...
Now, before you go thinking that Shyamalan is some sort of mad fiend making shit up again, this is actually a real thing. Grieving parents can get a doll that looks like their deceased child to help them through the process. As you can see from the trailer, Ambrose is way into the concept, while Kebbel thinks the whole things is a waste of time. The nanny, however, seems to really dig the whole "babysitting a doll and living in someone's house rent free" thing. I wonder if she's got nefarious intentions. Now that might make me say...
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