"The Sixth Sense" director M Night Shyamalan might have worked as an executive producer for Apple TV Plus' "Servant" but the director feels deeply connected with the series.
Right from charting the course of the story, to overseeing the editing of the episodes, to even directing a few of them, Night is deeply buried in the world of the Turners, reports The Indian Express.
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Servant follows a Philadelphia couple who lost their baby and are now living a pseudo-reality. The series features spooky supernatural elements.
In a virtual roundtable conversation, Shyamalan explained that at the core "this show is about a family refusing to mourn. Mourning is a form of acceptance, a form of being in the present and they are not doing that."
With the second season set to premiere on January 15, M Night Shyamalan shared that the supernatural elements of the show reflect his Indian heritage in some way.
He said, "In Indian culture, my mom and everyone believes in the supernatural. It's just a given in the culture so maybe this is how the influence of the old Indian culture comes out in a contemporary dude who grew up in Philadelphia, and he just puts it out in that language. It just comes out that way."
The second season of Servant is visibly darker and Shyamalan attributes that change to the progression of the story. But while the show has gotten darker in its approach, it has also introduced more elements of dark humour.
"Dark humour is our way of showing mania and our way of showing pain. They (The Turners) are not funny for funny but funny because they are not okay. You can have all of that entertainment value, but it is the story of pain."
The filmmaker also shared that Servant has already been renewed for a third season by Apple TV Plus. "It's exciting to know that we are guaranteed thirty episodes. Hopefully, the audience will stay with us and we will get to finish it," he concluded.