M. Night Shyamalan reflects on his career and the influences that shaped 'Servant'

Servant Premiere
Servant Premiere (Image credit: Apple TV+)

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  • Servant's M. Night Shyamalan has been talking about his career and the influences that went into the Apple TV+ show.

Apple TV+ continues to promote its hit show Servant, this time trotting M. Night Shyamalan out for a 13-minute video in which he discusses his career as well as the influences that shaped the show.

Servant has cultivated itself quite the following and is now into its second season following a hugely popular debut outing. And with the show being equal parts fascinating and disturbing, it's great to hear how it came to be.

From M. Night Shyamalan, Servant follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.

If this is enough to tickle your fancy you can check out the first two seasons of Servant so long as you have an Apple TV+ or Apple One subscription. The former will set you back $4.99 per month while the latter bundles multiple Apple subscription services into one monthly payment.

Like Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu before it, Apple TV+ is a premium video streaming service featuring original content. In this case, surprise, surprise, it comes from the iPhone maker, which, with this endeavor, hopes to become a force in Hollywood by producing web-based series, films, and documentaries.

At launch, Apple TV+ offered a limited, but growing, content library. However, the first titles released have featured some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and many others. The service continues to expand its content library on a regular basis.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.