Available from January 21 on the Apple TV+ platform, M. Night Shymalan’s series “Servant” returns with an even darker season 3 than the previous ones.
While he is currently preparing his new film, entitled Knock at the Cabin, M. Night Shyamalan continues his television adventure with Servant. The series returns for a season 3 just as strange as the previous ones, but also very different. To refresh memories, season 2 ended with the arrival of Josephine (Barbara Sukowa), the aunt of Leanne (Nell Tiger Free), who is one of the members of the sect. In a thrilling scene, the young nurse gets rid of the stranger, before bringing the baby, Jericho, back to life.
For viewers, the blur is total. Is the child really Jericho or is it a new manipulation of the babysitter? Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose), still in denial after the death of her son, is convinced that she has finally found him. From its first episodes, season 3 preserves the mystery around the fate of Jericho.
While the Turner family seems to have found peace and serenity, Leanne is more worried. In the grip of hallucinations, she has the feeling of being spied on by members of the sect. “This third chapter is more physical, more frightening too, let it be known M.Night Shyamalan at AlloCine. You’re trapped in this house while people are trying to get in, it’s creepy.”
As its new credits show, season 3 differs from the first two because it moves away from the camera, a narrative process hitherto ubiquitous in the series. The characters spend more time outside the apartment, but the threat becomes more and more present. After this new burst of episodes, Servant will end with a fourth and final season – already confirmed by the Apple platform.
M. Night Shyamalan hopes to close this story with a message of hope: “A few years ago, I wrote the following sentence on my desk: “accepting your grief is essential to living in the present.” This family does not accept what happened and will do everything not to see the truth in the face. I hope that when this story is over there will be a sense of peace.”
Servant is available from January 21 on Apple TV+, with one episode every Friday.
Words by M. Night Shymalan recorded by Emmanuel Itier, in Los Angeles, in December 2021.