The M. Night Shyamalan exec-produced psychological thriller “Servant” is all set to return for a third season at the end of this month, following the news that the show has been greenlit for a fourth – and final – season.
As “Servant” returns for a third helping, Lauren Ambrose and Toby Kebbell reprise their roles as Dorothy and Sean Turner, whose marriage now centres on Leanne’s future in their home. Nell Tiger Free returns to her role as the live-in nanny Leanne Grayson, now paranoid that other cult members will find and threaten her life with the Turners, one she feels entitled to maintain; and Rupert Grint is back as Dorothy’s brother, Julian Pearce (AKA JuJu), the libertine sibling who attempts to uncover Leanne’s true identity. The new season also introduces a new character, Julian’s love interest, Victoria, played by Sunita Mani (“Glow,” “Wine Country”), a woman Julian met in rehab and whose relationship with Leanne leads to dire consequences.
Shyamalan helmed the first of the third season’s ten episodes, followed by daughter Ishana Shyamalan, who directed both the second and final episodes. The pair also welcomed seven newcomers to the directors’ chairs – Carlo Mirabella-Davis (“Swallow”); Dylan Holmes Williams (“The Devil’s Harmony”); Kitty Green (“The Assistant”); Austrian aunt-nephew filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (“The Lodge”); and wife-husband directors Celine Held and Logan George (“Topside”).
In anticipation of “Servant” serving up another pernicious platter when season three premieres this coming January 21, SCREAM sat down with two of the show’s stars, Rupert Grint and Toby Kebbell who discussed this season’s complete change in tack, soul-crushing exercise bike workouts, and how they’ll never listen to Guns N’ Roses in the same way ever again…