M. Night Shyamalan‘s psychological shocker, “Servant” is poised to return to Apple TV+ for its third, and penultimate season – with the show recently having received the green light for a fourth – and final – season.
As “Servant” returns to the small screen, Lauren Ambrose and Toby Kebbell reprise their roles as Dorothy and Sean Turner, whose marriage shifts focus to Leanne’s future in their home. Nell Tiger Free also returns as the live-in nanny Leanne Grayson, now utterly paranoid that other members of the cult will discover and threaten her life with the Turners – one she feels entitled to keep. Rupert Grint will be back too as Dorothy’s brother Julian Pearce, the wayward sibling who tries to discover Leanne’s true identity. This time around, the who also introduces a brand-new character, Julian’s love interest Victoria, played by Sunita Mani (“Glow,” “Wine Country”), a woman who Julian met whilst recovering in rehab and whose relationship with Leanne has dire repercussions.
Shyamalan directed the first of the third season’s ten episodes, followed by his daughter Ishana Shyamalan, who directed both the second and final episodes. As has been the case with previous seasons, various new directors have been brought on board: Carlo Mirabella-Davis (“Swallow”); Dylan Holmes Williams (“The Devil’s Harmony”); Kitty Green (“The Assistant”); Austrian aunt-nephew filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (“The Lodge”); and wife-husband directors Celine Held and Logan George (“Topside”).
Eager to return to the Turner’s brownstone when “Servant” returns on 21 January, Howard Gorman interviewed the show’s stars, Lauren Ambrose, Rupert Grint, and Toby Kebbell, who discussed this season’s complete about-face, soul-shattering fitness regimes and keeping up with the Jones’…
“Servant” will be serving up another pernicious platter when season three premieres this coming January 21 on AppleTV+.