2:00pm PT by Rick Porter
M. Night Shyamalan's 'Servant' Lands Early Season 3 Pickup at Apple
Apple is getting an early jump on another season of its thriller Servant.
The iPhone maker has renewed the M. Night Shyamalan-produced series for a third season. The pickup comes a month before season two of the series, created by Tony Basgallop, is set to premiere on Apple TV+.
Servant follows a grieving couple, Dorothy and Sean (Lauren Ambrose and Toby Kebbell), who bring Leanne (Nell Tiger Free), a nanny with a mysterious background, into their home. Rupert Grint also stars as Dorothy's brother.
The second season, which is set to premiere Jan. 15, is poised to take a supernatural turn as Leanne returns to Dorothy and Sean's brownstone and her true nature comes to light.
The early renewal for Servant follows that of For All Mankind, which Apple renewed for a third season last week. Early pickups are becoming a pattern for the company, which in October renewed comedies Dickinson and Ted Lasso through their third seasons. Servant itself scored a season two renewal a week before its series debut on Nov. 28, 2019 — four weeks after Apple TV+ launched.
Basgallop (To the Ends of the Earth, Berlin Station) executive produces the series with Shyamalan (who has also directed several episodes), Ashwin Rajan, Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, Steve Tisch, Taylor Latham and Patrick Markey.