Apple Picks Up Psychological Thriller Produced by M. Night Shyamalan

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    Apple has given a straight-to-series order for a psychological thriller written by Tony Basgallop and produced by M. Night Shyamalan, known for movies like "Signs," "Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable," "The Village," and "Split."

    According to Variety, Apple isn't sharing details on the show at this time, but the company has ordered 10 half-hour episodes. In addition to executive producing, Shyamalan will direct the first episode of the series.

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    Basgallop, the writer for the show, has previously worked on series like "24: Legacy," "Berlin Station," "What Remains," "EastEnders," and "Hotel Babylon."

    The new TV series for Apple will be Shyamalan's second TV show following "Wayward Pines," a science fiction show that focused on a series of mysteries and disappearances in the small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho. The cancellation of "Wayward Pines," which ran for two seasons in 2015 and 2016, was just announced yesterday.

    Apple has a long list of television shows that are currently in development, and this new psychological thriller marks the 11th show that we know about.

    Other TV shows Apple is working on include an untitled morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, an "Amazing Stories" reboot from Steven Spielberg, an untitled space drama from Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore, a series written by "La La Land" creator Damien Chazelle, a Kristen Wiig comedy series, See, an epic world-building drama, Home, a docuseries focusing on incredible homes, "Little America," an anthology series from "The Big Sick" creators Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, and Swagger, a drama based on the early life and career of NBA star Kevin Durant.

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    He hasn't done a good movie since the Sixth Sense.
     
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    Suprise Shyamalan Twist Ending: The show won't have silly surprise twist endings!
     
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    Signs is a fantastic film with zero aliens in it. Don't at me.
     
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    Yeah, let's just leave out the decade of steaming piles he directed between The Village and Split.

    Honestly, if you're going to do that, you should probably leave The Village off as well. And possibly even Signs. Frankly, I don't care how good Sixth Sense was or how redeeming Split was, his track record is abysmal.
     
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    It's clear by the continuing careers of M. Night Shamalyan, Tyler Perry, Adam Sandler and Michael Bay that they'll let any idiot make a movie.
     
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    This guys doesn’t even get billing on the movies he directs. But at least he is cheaper than JJ Abrams.
     
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    I wish they could convince Lynch to do ... you know what :)
     
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    Oh whoopy dooo, something by someone who hasn’t done anything decent since his first film.

    I’m really going to look forward to that :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm not holding out much hope, but I'd like to see the HomePod as a central character.

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    After Avatar, Last airbender, he should just be banned from making movies ever again!
     
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    The only twist ending here is that M. Night still has a career.
     
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    Signs was a decent thriller/suspense. Otherwise, his other movies seem to not live up to the hype.
     
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    Split was okay.
     
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    I showed this to my Amazon Fire remote app and it snickered realizing Apple it will be a while before Apple figures out how to build a decent lineup of original programming.
     
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    Signs was an excellent movie but it might also be down to powerful actors making the best of a dodgy script.
     
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    This guy seems to be a one trick pony. Why doesn't he branch out to other kinds of movies? Seems like he has typecast himself into running on the same hamster wheel again and again.
     
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    Maybe if Apple did a show based of Ferris Buehler's Day off the HomePod could be the "mono"-tone teacher --- Buehler. Buehler. Buehler?
     
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    While we are all hating on him, the worst thing about M. Night Shyamalan is when he comes up in a game of Cards Against Humanity, the game has to stop for five minutes while you explain to everyone who he is, and even the answers aren’t usually that funny.
     
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    True. Gibson and Phoenix were excellent in that movie. Especially Joaquin Phoenix, which really helped further his career.
     
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    The name M. Night Shyamalan pretty much guarantees it will be bad. He made 1.5 good films, then never delivered again.
     
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    South Park had a hilarious episode about the current state of streaming television where Netflix, Apple, etc will greenlit just about anything pitched to them:
     

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