Servant wowed viewers with its first season. Centered on a young couple raising a “reborn baby,” or childlike doll that is not quite human, with the help of an unnerving nanny, the series wove chilling characters and mysterious undercurrents in a dark and gripping story.
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In Servant’s first season, the two young parents, Sean and Dorothy Turner, take to raising the “reborn baby” Jericho, after the death of their infant. Entirely catatonic following her infant’s passing, the doll is intended to bring therapeutic relief to Dorothy, who does not realize that the doll is merely an intimation of her lost child– albeit an unsettling realistic one.
However, the series takes an immediate twist, when Sean discovers that the doll meant to aid Dorothy has been replaced with a real infant. As Sean becomes increasingly suspicious of Leanne, the Turner’s cryptic nanny, he digs into her past. Growing increasingly mysterious and disturbing, Servant’s first season left viewers in suspense after the finale.
Now, with the second season less than a month away, there are already glimpses of what’s to come. Riddled with the same irresistible tension, the second season of Servant looks to dig even deeper into the mystery surrounding the characters and setting.
In Season 2, Leanne comes back to Sean and Dorothy’s brownstone, and while more of her secrets are revealed, they only spell trouble for other characters. The second season of the series will also continue to tease out the “rules” of the brownstone, an ominous idea introduced in the first season.
The trailer for Season 2 below not only points to where the first left off, but also hints at a deeper dive into the supernatural.
Season 2 of Servant will feature much of the same cast, with Nell Tiger Free, Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, and Rupert Grint all returning in their respective roles. Additionally, the acclaimed executive producers Tony Basgallop and M. Night Shyamalan, will continue their work on the show, alongside fellow executive producers Ashwin Rajan, Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve Tisch.
With the announcement of its renewal for not just a second, but also a third season, there is plenty of room for the producers to work their magic.
Season 2 of Servant will premiere on Apple TV+ January 15, 2021. The remainder of the season's ten episodes will be released each week after its premiere.
Featured still from "Servant" via Blinding Light Pictures