SHYALAMAN’S SERVANT SCORED
November 18, 2019
Trevor Gureckis Scores Apple TV+’s SERVANT
– Randall D. Larson
From executive producer and director M. Night Shyamalan comes SERVANT, the forthcoming psychological thriller premiering November 28 on Apple TV+. The series consists of ten 30-minute episodes and follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free, and Rupert Grint star.
Speaking at a New York Comic Con panel, M. Night Shyamalan shared some cryptic plot details about the series, saying it all takes place in one room as a couple turn to a therapy doll to cope with the loss of their child, as reported last October by the cultofmac website . Shyamalan also remarked that “it will take 60 episodes to tell the full story he and creator Tony Basgallop have planned,” although there’s been no report yet on Apple TV’s signing up for that many shows, or that Shyamalan will write that many.
The series features a score by award-winning Composer Trevor Gureckis (THE GOLDFINCH, BLOODLINE). Scoring SERVANT has “been a really great experience working with [M. Night Shyamalan] on it,” Gureckis told interviewer Paul Goldowitz in a September 27, 2019 posting on the PopDisciple website.
“The music is somewhat liturgical. There are bells and violins—a lot of piano. I was actually playing inside my piano, scratching it and hitting hammers. There’s always going to be electronics in what I do, but this score’s a lot more transparent. There are a lot of glassy sounds and all these things that are a little more eerie and strange.”
For more details about the composer, see https://www.gureckis.com/
Watch the series trailer: