By Creative Media TimesApple continues its foray into original television series game with today’s news that filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is set to produce a new straight-to-series psychological thriller series for Apple, Variety reports.
Shyamalan is set to direct the untitled new series’ first episode as well as executive producing. Tony Basgallop (EastEnders, 24, To The Ends of the Earth) will write and executive produced the series.
Known for plots twists and surprise endings in his films, Shyamalan has written and directed well-received films “The Sixth Sense” (1999) and “Signs” (2002).
Most recently, Shyamalan worked on last year’s boxoffice and critical hit “Split”, a psychological horror-thriller set in the same universe as his 2000 cult classic “Unbreakable”. He is currently filming the third entry of that trilogy “Glass” set for 2019 release.
On television, Shyamalan was one of the executive producers of the Fox mystery science fiction series “Wayward Pines” and directed it’s pilot. The serial run for two seasons in the summer of 2015 and 2016 on Fox.
The report seem to confirm that Apple is forging ahead inn developing a slate of tv series lately which so far includes morning news drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon and Steven Spilberg’s Amazing Stories anthology among others.