When the trailer for your horror series starts with a mother driven to the brink by grief parenting an inanimate plastic doll, chances are you’re going to need more than ten episodes to unpack everything. On Friday, Apple TV+ announced that their upcoming horror show Servant, written by Hotel Babylon creator Tony Basgallop, has been picked up for a second season ahead of its series premiere. Executive producer M. Night Shyamalan stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight to announced the order, but in a true M. Night Shyamalan twist, Apple already told us. Still! Extremely spooky.
If you haven’t seen the series’ unnerving trailer yet, Servant enters the life of a couple who, having suffered the loss of their child, hires a nanny willing to play along with the wife’s conviction that their doll is her living son. Unfortunately, that nanny also ushers all sorts of perturbing developments into their home: a wooden doll, fire, Rupert Grint, you name it. The show’s first season premieres next week on November 28, so hopefully Servant Season two will return in time for another big family holiday. Fourth of July, maybe?