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M. Night Shyamalan's horror series 'Servant' to end with fourth and final season on Apple TV+

The Philadelphia-based thriller returns for its third season on Jan. 21, 2022.

By Josh Weiss
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Servant has officially been canceled ahead of its third season debut in the new year. The good news, however, is that the Philadelphia-based thriller — tinted with shades of the supernatural and hailing from executive producer and director M. Night Shyamalan — will conclude with a fourth and final season on Apple TV+. The renewal news was confirmed by the streaming service Tuesday morning, while the cancelation announcement comes to us via a tweet from Shyamalan himself.

"Happy to announce (in my very fitting Jericho T-shirt) that Servant is green-lit for its fourth and final season," wrote the filmmaker, who previously stated that his original plan was to make six seasons of the show (created by British writer Tony Basgallop). "I set the goal to tell one story in forty episodes, knowing there was no guarantee we would achieve it. It was a huge risk. Thanks, Apple TV+ and #Servant cast, crew, and fans."

“Since the very first episode of Servant, audiences all over the world have loved buckling themselves in for this thrill ride, drawn into the cinematic, unsettling, twist-filled universe that M. Night Shyamalan has created,” Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+, said in a statement. “With each suspense-filled season, viewers have been able to experience the living nightmares of these compelling characters on an increasingly deeper level and we can’t wait for everyone to see what’s in store as this gripping mystery takes another surprising turn in Season 4.”

Set in Center City, Philadelphia, the series follows a grieving couple — Dorthy and Sean Turner (played by Lauren Ambrose and Toby Kebbell) — whose lives are turned upside-down when Dorothy hires Leanne (Nell Tiger Free), a mysterious nanny who is tasked with looking after the couple's therapy doll that helped them cope with the death of their infant son, Jericho. There's a lot more to Leanne than meets the eye, it seems, when Jericho suddenly comes back to life without explanation. 

Rupert Grint rounds out the limited cast as Dorothy's concerned and wine-guzzling brother, Julian Pearce. Sunita Mani (GLOW) was added to the ensemble for Season 3,which premieres on Apple TV+ Jan. 21, 2022. Click here to watch the latest trailer.

Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, Steve Tisch, Ashwin Rajan, and Taylor Latham serve as executive producers alongside Shyamalan. Season 3 directors include: Shyamalan, Ishana Night Shyamalan, Carlo Mirabella-Davis, Dylan Holmes Williams, Celine Held & Logan George, Kitty Green, and Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala. Ryan Scott, Ishana Night Shyamalan, Alyssa Clark, Laura Marks, Henry Chaisson, Amy Louise Johnson, and Kara Lee Corthon comprise the writing staff.