Apple Shares Another Teaser for M. Night Shyamalan Apple TV+ Series 'Servant'

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Apple today shared a new teaser trailer for its upcoming TV show "Servant," which is a psychological thriller created by Tony Basgallop and executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan.

The series is said to follow a Philadelphia couple (played by Tony Kebbell and Lauren Ambrose) who hire a young nanny named Leanne (Nell Tiger Free) to care for their newborn child, who, based on the trailers, appears to be a fake baby.


The new teaser trailer is one of three that Apple has shown so far, with the others previewed during the Emmy Awards in September.



Servant will not be available when Apple TV+ launches on November 1, but it will be coming out soon after on November 28. Apple TV+ will be priced at $4.99 per month, but Apple is offering a free subscription to customers who purchase an Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

At launch, Apple TV+ will offer several TV shows, including "Dickinson," "For All Mankind," "Helpsters," "Ghostwriter," and "The Morning Show."

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derekamoss

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Hard to know without seeing the full series. That film changes pretty drastically halfway through.
True but the premise is exactly the same other than names and location. If someone were explaining the Apple series to me with out spoilers they would say something like "This couple hires a nanny to watchover their child but the child is actually just a doll" you wouldn't actually have a clue to which one I am referencing. I'm fine with creators using certain elements of another creators project but not with someone using the exact same plot.
 
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doelcm82

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I rolled up my sleeves, got ready to demolish this post because of M. Night Shyamalan, but I pressed "play" first.. Aaand now I wanna see that damn show 😒
Same here. Now I have to studiously avoid learning any more about it, to give myself a chance to see it with fresh eyes.
 

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I will give it a go as I get a year free anyway due to buying a new iPhone but I am not convinced its going to be replacing Netflix for me and I am not prepared to pay for both.

I think Apple is too late to the game on this personally, I just don't see them stealing a large number of Netflix customers who have X number of series they are watching now and one they are waiting to start again.

My Wife and I are watching maybe 4 series at the moment and waiting for the next series for two other shows to start again this year, I want to carry on watching them which means keeping Netflix.
 

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True but the premise is exactly the same other than names and location. If someone were explaining the Apple series to me with out spoilers they would say something like "This couple hires a nanny to watchover their child but the child is actually just a doll" you wouldn't actually have a clue to which one I am referencing. I'm fine with creators using certain elements of another creators project but not with someone using the exact same plot.
As others have said, we really don't know that much about it until it is released. While the setup / premise appears to be the same, the overall story / plot could turn out to be very different. I never saw the Laura Cohen movie (and I probably won't) so I will not know how closely "Servant" follows her movie but I would hope this version is substantially unique rather than just being in essence a remake.
 
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wigby

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I will give it a go as I get a year free anyway due to buying a new iPhone but I am not convinced its going to be replacing Netflix for me and I am not prepared to pay for both.

I think Apple is too late to the game on this personally, I just don't see them stealing a large number of Netflix customers who have X number of series they are watching now and one they are waiting to start again.

My Wife and I are watching maybe 4 series at the moment and waiting for the next series for two other shows to start again this year, I want to carry on watching them which means keeping Netflix.
Netflix will always have lots of content but that won't stop other services from growing. These days, when I talk to people about Netflix I mostly hear criticisms about how they have too many shows and not enough of them are good. Kind of like the old argument about 1000 cable channels but nothing good on any of them from the 00s. People will always give new services a chance and that's even if they still enjoy the old services.
 
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cardfan

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I will give it a go as I get a year free anyway due to buying a new iPhone but I am not convinced its going to be replacing Netflix for me and I am not prepared to pay for both.

I think Apple is too late to the game on this personally, I just don't see them stealing a large number of Netflix customers who have X number of series they are watching now and one they are waiting to start again.

My Wife and I are watching maybe 4 series at the moment and waiting for the next series for two other shows to start again this year, I want to carry on watching them which means keeping Netflix.
Nothing says you can’t cancel Netflix here and there. Your account along with its activity still be there when you sub back. After 10 months of inactivity then Netflix deletes your account.
 

Khedron

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Nothing says you can’t cancel Netflix here and there. Your account along with its activity still be there when you sub back. After 10 months of inactivity then Netflix deletes your account.
A month of Netflix is like the cost of a cinema ticket and I think it's best to think of it like that in terms of picking up and dropping subscriptions as the content suits you.

Don't do the "gym membership" model where you always pay and never use.