The Servant series arrived at the end of November on Apple TV+. In spite of the low expectation that at first was around it, finally has managed to permeate the public and get among the favorites of the platform. However, a lawsuit for plagiarism shook him shortly after its premiere.
Judge dismisses Servant lawsuit
The series created by Apple and M. Night Shuamalan stands out for its vibrant plot, which is presented as something pleasant and easy to digest, but nevertheless leaves chilling touches of mystery and terror that make many go to bed with nightmares after seeing it. However, her brilliant script, scenery and characters were sued for alleged plagiarism.
It was film director Francesca Gregorini who filed this lawsuit a few months ago, claiming that the Apple TV+ series was using identical scenery, script and story from her film “The Truth about Manuel” released in 2013. The truth is that both works share many similarities, since as in Servant, Gregorini’s film tells the story of a 17-year-old nanny who was left to care for a doll that replaced a deceased baby. However, a judge has dismissed this complaint on the following grounds:
We do not know whether there are any openings for possible arguments on the part of the applicant and whether she would be prepared to make them in that case. In any event, it seems that both Apple and the producers of Servant can breathe easy in the knowledge that the judges see no evidence of plagiarism in one of their star series.
Waiting for the second season
Several weeks ago we analyzed the future of this series on Apple TV+. The directors have the firm intention of creating 60 chapters divided into 6 seasons . 10 of those episodes have already been broadcast in the first season and the next 10 will be closer and closer to seeing the light.
It is not known for sure when this second batch will be released. It was expected to arrive in November of this year, coinciding with the first anniversary of the platform and the series. However, the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 could delay production, as has already happened in The Morning Show, another Apple TV+ series. In any case, there are not too many details about the recording plans.
The series was at a high point in the first season, but with many conflicts and mysteries to solve around the disturbing Turner family nanny. In the second season we’ll see how everything unfolds, although taking into account the planned chapters we commented on earlier, we’ll be left with intrigues again at the end of this season.