That headline has a few interesting bits.
M. Night Shyamalan (The Six Sense, Unbreakable, Split) is attached as executive producer on an upcoming thriller series that is heading to Apple’s in-the-works streaming service. And on board to star opposite Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter franchise) is British actor Toby Kebbell, known for RocknRolla, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Warcraft.
Apple gave the series an order of 10 half-hour episodes back in February, and it looks like it’s starting to come together. Writing and exec producing is Tony Basgallop, whose many TV credits include Inside Men, Hotel Babylon, 24: Legacy and Berlin Station.
According to Deadline, the series “follows parents Dorothy (Ambrose) and Sean Turner (Kebbell), who have hired young nanny Leanne to help care for their newborn child. Grint will play Julian Pearce, Dorothy’s (Ambrose) younger brother.” No word as yet on what the “thriller” element of the plot will entail. Being a Shyamalan project, it could be anything at this time.
Shyamalan, who is also directing the first episode of this series, is gearing up for the release of his third film in the Unbreakable franchise, Glass.
As for this Apple service, there isn’t too much known, apart from the fact that they’re aiming big – as they should when entering a game that includes giants like Netflix and the soon-to-be-massive Disney+. The company has picked up over 15 series, including a Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston-starring morning-show drama and a Kevin Durant-produced series about young basketballers.