Even though Fox has cancelled M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi series, “Wayward Pines,” after a two-season run, Apple has given the Indian American filmmaker something to cheer about.
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.
The filmmaker, who is taking a break from post-production work and is vacationing in Nepal, took to Twitter to express “how lucky” he was to have this show with Apple. “Hope we can make something truly special together,” he wrote.