M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Servant’ Sued, Accused of Bastardizing Female-Focused Thriller Through ‘Male Gaze’
Published on Jan 16, 2020
M. Night Shyamalan and Apple have been sued by a female director for copyright infringement over their Apple+ show “Servant,” which the plaintiff claims stole its premise from her 2013 film and rewrote it through a male gaze.
Created by Tony Basgallop with Shyamalan as an executive producer, “Servant” follows a couple that has formed an emotional bond with a doll created to resemble their dead infant daughter and the nanny the couple hired to take care of it. Basgallop is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, as are the rest of the show’s executive producers and the show’s production studios, including Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures.
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Author: Jeremy Fuster