No fighting at the dinner table.
A teaser for this week’s episode of Servant–produced by acclaimed filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan–has been released, and the clip shows the tension building during an uncomfortable encounter at mealtime. Check out the video on comicbook.com.
This Season 3 episode–airing on Apple TV+ Friday, Feb. 25–deals with a Turner family guest having words with nanny Leanne (Nell Tiger Free). The logline for the episode–entitled Fish–explains that “Sean’s dinner party goes south when Leanne is rude to a guest”. In addition, “Dorothy uncovers frightening details from the block party.”
Interestingly, Free has said she is not completely sure about her character’s direction in the show–which was recently renewed for a fourth and final season. She said during an interview that Shyamalan “literally hasn’t told me.”
Free added that she feels that she doesn’t know “what any of my end goals are in any sense. I think that’s a very human experience, and I don’t think Leanne necessarily has an end goal. I think she has one desire–and that’s to be accepted and loved and be a part of this family.”
Expounding on those thoughts, Free said “whether that’s a facade or whether she’s up to something slightly more nefarious or has a slightly more evil plan, that’s up to the brilliant mind of M. Night Shyamalan.”
Free added that she feels there is a “fragility” to her character. “I think that love is such a big factor in Leanne’s goals,” she said. “What does it cost to be loved by somebody like Leanne? And what does it cost to love someone like her? Those are the big questions.”
But, for now, Free said “as far as our final episode in Season 4 goes, I have no idea what it’s going to be or what she’s going to do.”
Servant–created by Tony Basgallop–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.”
Free is joined in the ensemble cast by Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Rupert Grint and Sunita Mani.
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