When one door closes another opens. M Night Shyamalan may have just had Wayward Pines get the ax by FOX, but it sounds like he already has his next big TV gig on the way.
According to a new report from Deadline, Shyamalan has a brand new psychological thriller on the way, and it’s been purchased by none other than Apple. The new series is currently untitled, but it is said to be a 10-episode, 30-minute series.
While M. Night Shyamalan will be set to Executive produce and direct the first episode of the show, the actual creator of the untitled show is British TV writer Tony Basgallop, who has worked on such shows as 24.
Of course, Shyamalan himself is no slouch. Last year saw the release of the supervillain film Split, starring James McAvoy, and the year before saw the release of the found footage film The Visit. despite his career downturn handful years ago, between those projects, and next year’s Glass, it sounds like Shyamalan is on the right track for a resurgence, and jumping on board a relatively new service like Apple is likely a great move.
This straight-to-series order is the latest move from Apple to compete with the likes of Netflix, but is it enough? We’ll have to wait and see.
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