The first three episodes of M Night Shyamalan's 'Servant' starring Toby Kebbell, Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free and Rupert Grint are now out on Apple's streaming platform, Apple TV+, and fans are delightfully terrified.
Created by Tony Bagsallop, the show revolves around the Turners, a couple who just lost their baby. Sean Turner is using a doll so as to help his wife, Dorothy Turner, recover and just hired a nanny, Leanne Grayson, to look after their "baby".
Things soon take a turn when at the end of the first episode the doll is replaced by a real baby, leading Sean to distrust Leanne even more. He ropes in his brother-in-law, Julian, to help him uncover the truth about Leanne.
It is in the second episode that the presence of a supernatural element intensifies when Sean, who threw Leanne's twine cross down a food dispenser, starts finding splinters all over his body, including a huge one in his throat. Meanwhile, Julian finds out that the real Leanne died more than 10 years ago when she was seven.
So what do viewers think of M Night Shyamalan's latest offering? Simply put, they love it and some even agree 'Servant' might be the best Apple original yet. One viewer tweeted, "Just came here to say that #Servant is really good and I can't wait to see where the show is going to take me. And #NellTigerFree is so good as Leanne that I am terrified of her."
Fans are especially praising M Night Shyamalan who directed the first episode. A fan tweeted, "M Night can make the most innocent scenes so unsettling with camera angles. This just started and I’m stressed. @Servant #ServantATV #Servant."
Another added, "#Servant watched the first episode and holy s***! M. Night Shyamalan is back! #AppleTVPlus."
Viewers are also praising Rupert Grint's performance, with their comments reflecting that the role of Julian might what finally breaks him away from the 'Harry Potter' franchise. One viewer wrote, "Ron Weasley is in it, but he’s a grown-ass adult and it’s weird... #Servant." Another fan wrote, "Oh Ron got tired of Harry & Hermione getting other projects but he finally figured it out—go dark! #Servant Ron (American accent): 'She talked a lotta s***!'"
The first three episodes of 'Servant' are now available to stream on Apple TV+. The remaining episodes of Season 1 will be released weekly.