Apple has landed a series package from M. Night Shyamalan and British TV writer Tony Basgallop, which recently hit the premium/digital marketplace. The untitled half-hour psychological thriller has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order from the tech giant.
The streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to a psychological thriller series from writer Tony Basgallop (“24: Legacy”) that Shyamalan will executive produce, reports Variety. Plot details for the series are being kept under wraps. The half-hour series has received a 10-episode order, with Shyamalan also set to direct the first episode, adds the report.
Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures will help produce the untitled Apple thriller series, with Indian American Ashwin Rajan (“Split,” “Wayward Pines”) serving as executive producer. Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve Tisch of Escape Artists will also executive produce, with Taylor Latham co-executive producing.
Shyamalan, known for blockbusters like “The Sixth Sense,” and the more recent “Split,” is currently working on the post-production of “Glass,” a sequel which brings together the narratives of the 2000 film, “Unbreakable,” and the 2016 thriller, “Split.”
Actors Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, who played the characters of David Dunn and Elijah Price, respectively, in “Unbreakable,” will reprise their parts in “Glass,” which is expected to release in 2019.
This is the latest straight-to-series order for Apple which has been quickly building up its slate of originals. Over the last couple of months, Apple has ordered a Damien Chazelle drama series, Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories reboot, a morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, a comedy series toplined by Kristin Wiig, a space drama from Ron Moore, and world-building drama series See from Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence. On the unscripted side, Apple has greenlighted docuseries Home from Matt Tyrnauer and Matthew Weaver.