Apple TV’s Servant is a great Halloween weekend binge

Servant season 2 on Apple TV Plus, courtesy Apple TV Plus
Servant season 2 on Apple TV Plus, courtesy Apple TV Plus /

There’s nothing like a spine-tingling series, and when Halloween falls on a Sunday that means you can stay in and binge scary movies and shows to your heart’s content. If you’re looking for  a chilling rabbit hole to escape into this Halloween weekend, try Apple TV’s Servant from the brilliant mind of executive producer M. Night Shyamalan and creator Tony Basgallop.

Servant is the story of a couple, Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose) and Sean Turner (Toby Kebbell) who hire a nanny to care for their son. Leanne Grayson (Nell Tiger Free) arrives at the Turner household and immediately falls into the role of the family nanny, but nothing is what it seems.

The Turner family has a dark secret, one that remains hidden from prying eyes and the only other person who knows the truth is Dorothy’s brother Julian Pearce, played to perfection by a gruff and delightfully dark Rupert Grint.

Servant on Apple TV will keep you glued to the television this Halloween

There are two seasons of the series available now, with the third season coming in 2022. That means you have 20 episodes to watch and that will definitely keep you occupied all weekend long.

Like other works in Shyamalan’s impressive portfolio, the terror in Servant is understated and muted. In many ways, the most terrifying aspect of the series is how distant the Turners are even though they’re tied together over their son and the huge secret they’re hiding.

The Turners are the couple you put on a pedestal; she’s a reporter and he’s a private chef. Their lives look perfect from the outside, but once you’re inside the house things take a dark turn. When Leanne arrives, things get even weirder.

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Just when you think you know what’s going on, something else happens that sends you in a whole new direction. This psychological thriller will grip you from the very first episode and keep you glued to your seat all the way through season 2.