M. Night Shyamalan is fascinating. As I say in the video below he’s one of those persons who seems to fail upward, defying both gravity and common sense.
Remember, there was a time when this dude was the toast of Hollywood, before his ego grew too massive to be contained (considering I’m talking about Hollywood that’s quite a feat) and vanity projects like Lady In The Water, as well as The Last Airbender and AfterEarth pretty much ended his reign.
The King Is Dead! Long Live The King!
So Shyamalan essentially remade himself and began working with Blumhouse Pictures, who’s specialty is low (relatively speaking) budgeted genre movies.
His first movie with them was The Visit (2015) and it was…okay. It wasn’t great but it was enjoyable.
He followed up with a bit of television work and Split (2016), which I haven’t seen though I did see it’s followup, Glass (2019) and it wasn’t.
And the twist had gone all sour like the ground at the local pet cemetery
Servant, the series he’s working on for Apple TV+ is vaguely like The Visit in that it appears to be a comedy–a very dark comedy–but a comedy nonetheless.
And I loved it (Yeah, I’m surprised too).