Servant boss M Night Shyamalan responds to season 2's supernatural storylines

Sam Warner, David Opie
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

Servant season 2 spoilers follow.

Apple TV+ series Servant has certainly raised a lot of questions, especially over just what is real and what is supernatural.

Season 2 has arguably appeared to veer more into supernatural territory so far, and when Digital Spy got a chance to speak to executive producer M Night Shyamalan in an exclusive chat, we pressed him on whether that interpretation was correct.

"Well, let's put it this way," he began. "I think it's going to move progressively more into genre. That was the dream and the movement as I see the show.

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Photo credit: Apple

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"It's ticking, ticking – but more and more into genre as we go through the seasons. So you're feeling it correctly [laughs]."

Asked whether there will ever be a definitive answer on what exactly is going on, Shyamalan continued: "Hmmm. How can I answer that? [laughs]

"I would say… [pause] I think like my movies, you want to believe in the supernatural, but you also want to believe that the world is relatable enough, that it feels like you're in my house or apartment.

Photo credit: Apple
Photo credit: Apple

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"You relate to it, in a way. That's the tricky part of doing grounded supernatural. When you just go into fantasy, there's no rules.

"Or if you do complete 'grounded', then you can't do anything that's – but straddling that line has always been the challenge of my career. It's how to do that. You know, how do you make people believe in ghosts without effects?"

Elsewhere, we have talked to the show's players about who the main villain of Servant may be.

Servant is now available to stream on Apple TV+.

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