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Interview: ‘Servant’ Cast and Shyamalan Reflect On The Creepy Series

Apple TV+’s psychological thriller, Servant, is heading into the final turn toward what is certainly going to be an epic conclusion. Awards Radar had the opportunity to speak with some of the cast including Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free, and Toby Kebbell plus series co-creator/director M. Night Shyamalan about closing out this series of which they dedicated to the last five years of their lives.

Servant has been and emotional and psychological rollercoaster that has kept viewers on an unpredictable ride through the manic chaos which is the Turner household. Every turn has provided viewers with chills, mystery and some humor along with top notch performances, cinematography, score and more.

During my interviews we discussed what closing out the series meant to them. The cast was obviously emotional and appreciative of the opportunity, all who brought it to life, and each other. Toby Kebbell expressed how pleased he was that they were able to tell the complete story. In doing so he hinted at the fact that anxious viewers will get some proper closure. “There was an element of relief, we very rarely get to complete anything,” said Kebbell. “So many times favorite shows of ours have been canceled, before before the finish. So it was nice to get to complete something. It was nice to know that this was the ending that questions were being answered.”

After five years working on the same series, the same set even, there is no way to fully prepare yourself for the end. Shyamalan expressed what it was like seeing it all dismantled after production ont he final season wrapped. “The last time I walked in there, which was probably a few weeks ago, they took it down. Now it doesn’t exist,” said Shyamalan. “I was trying to hold myself together, because I was like, ‘God, this doesn’t exist anymore.’ Like, we took it apart. And so it’s not an existential thing, it really doesn’t exist, so it’s gone. So while this feeling of loss is real, and I am feeling very grateful that I got to walk through that house every day for five years.”

Watch the complete interviews below and be sure to watch the final six episodes of Servant final, 10-episode season only on Apple TV+.


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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