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M. Night Shyamalan thriller series set for Apple TV

Joseph Baxter Feb 28, 2018

Apple’s scripted television endeavour will soon include a thriller series from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan...

M. Night Shyamalan may have just endured the official cancellation of his secretly-post-apocalyptic Fox television series, Wayward Pines, but he certainly didn’t have to wait long for his television hopes to rebound. That’s because he’s just closed a deal with Apple that will see him create – and direct – a yet-to-be-titled, thriller series.

Shyamalan’s deal with Apple has yielded a 10-episode straight-to-series order for the television project, teaming him with writer and executive producer Tony Basgallop, of Berlin Station, 24: Legacy, 24: Live Another Day and What Remains fame, to create a mystery series, described vaguely as a “psychological thriller.” Interestingly enough, Shyamalan’s thriller project will definitely distinguish itself in terms of format, since – contrary to genre convention – it will manifest as a half-hour series,
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Split Director M. Night Shyamalan To Produce New Thriller Series For Apple

At one time, M. Night Shyamalan was the toast of Hollywood, having directed such hits as The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. But as time went on, his name became less of a draw, especially after he treated us to such “gems” as Signs, The Village, The Happening and The Last Airbender. When laid out like that, his resume has more misses than hits, putting him on par with the Wachowskis, but I digress.

Fortunately for him, there’s been a turnaround of sorts in recent years, with Split having garnered much acclaim. Given that, there seems to be a renewed sense of confidence surrounding his brand as it were, even if the ax just came down on Wayward Pines.

With that, Apple is going all in on Shyamalan, hiring him to executive produce a new thriller that’s already been given a straight-to-series order. Currently without a title, the show will consist of 10 half-hour episodes,
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M. Night Shyamalan to Produce Straight-to-Series Thriller For Apple

M. Night Shyamalan to Produce Straight-to-Series Thriller For Apple
M. Night Shyamalan is heading to Apple.

The streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to a psychological thriller series from writer Tony Basgallop that Shyamalan will executive produce. 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.

The series will be produced by Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures with Ashwin Rajan serving as executive producer. Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve Tisch of Escape Artists will also executive produce, with Taylor Latham co-executive producing.

This project will be Shyamalan’s second foray into television. He previously executive produced the Fox series “Wayward Pines,” which recently ended after two seasons. He most recently wrote, produced, and directed the hit film “Split” and is preparing the sequel “Glass,” both of which tie into his 2000 film “Unbreakable.” He is also behind blockbusters like “The Sixth Sense” and “Signs.”

Basgallop’s recent
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M. Night Shyamalan Psychological Thriller Scores Apple Series Pickup

Apple's scripted spending spree continues.

In a competitive situation with multiple outlets pursuing the project, the tech giant has landed an untitled psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan. The half-hour project has scored a 10-episode, straight-to-series order.

Shyamalan will executive produce the series, whose premise and logline are being kept under wraps. The project is created and written by BAFTA-nominated Tony Basgallop (EastEnders, Hotel Babylon, 24: Live Another Day, Outcast). Basgallop and Shyamalan will executive produce, with the latter set to direct the premiere.

The half-hour thriller is being produced by Shyamalan's Blinding Edge Pictures, with Ashwin Rajan (Split, Wayward...
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M Night Shyamalan on board latest Apple series

Details scarce on untitled psychological thriller.

M Night Shyamalan and British TV writer Tony Basgallop are to collaborate on a half-hour psychological thriller series that has been given a 10-episode straight-to-series order by Apple.

Basgallop, known for TV projects including To The Ends Of The Earth and Berlin Station, has created and will write the series and act as executive producer with Shyamalan, who will also direct the series’ first episode. Apple did not give a title for the series and no details of the story have been revealed.

Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures will produce, with the company’s Ashwin Rajan serving as executive producer together with Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve Tisch from Escape Artists.

Previous TV projects from feature writer-director Shyamalan include Wayward Pines, the mystery sci-fi series just cancelled after a two-season run on the Fox broadcast network.

The Shyamalan/Basgallop project joins a fast-growing slate of series in the works at Apple. Among
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Fox Cancels M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Wayward Pines’ After Two Seasons

Fox Cancels M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Wayward Pines’ After Two Seasons
Fox has pulled the plug on “Wayward Pines,” the drama series from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, after two seasons.

The mystery serial that aired in the summer of 2015 and 2016 hasn’t been on the air in nearly 18 months. But Fox executives last year suggested during the Television Critics Association press tour that it might return for a third installment.

Shyamalan directed the pilot and shepherded the series with original showrunner Chad Hodge about a Secret Service agent who discovers strange happenings in a small Idaho town. “Stranger Things” creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer worked on the first season of the show as co-exec producers.

Wayward Pines” hailed from 20th Century Fox TV and exec producers Donald De Line, Anna Fricke, Mark Friedman, Ashwin Rajan, and Shyamalan.

TVLine first reported the news of “Wayward Pines’ ” cancellation.
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First Look at Samuel L Jackson as Mr. Glass in M. Night Shyamalan's Glass

As you know, M. Night Shyamalan is currently shooting his new film Glass, which is a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split. Glass will bring an end to this superhero and supervillain trilogy.

Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy are all set to reprise their roles in the movie. Thanks to a set photo that has surfaced, we now have our first look at Samuel L. Jackson back in the role of Mr. Glass!

He's sporting his classic purple outfit but this time his hair is much more grey. I've gotta say... it's pretty awesome seeing him back as this menacing character! I honestly never thought it would happen, so the fact that it is is pretty damn cool. Do you remember the final speech he made to David Dunn?

"Do you know what the scariest thing is? To not know your place in this world.
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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Unbreakable’ Sequel ‘Glass’ Adds Disney as Distributor

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Unbreakable’ Sequel ‘Glass’ Adds Disney as Distributor
M. Night Shyamalan has started shooting his thriller “Glass,” with Disney joining Universal as a distributor.

The studios announced Monday that Universal will handle domestic distribution, while Buena Vista International is on board for international territories. Shooting began Monday in Philadelphia — the site of many of Shyamalan’s movies.

Glass” brings together the narratives of Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable,” which was released through Disney, and last year’s “Split,” from Universal. Shyamalan is self-financing.

From “Unbreakable,” Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson is back as Elijah Price, best known by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from “Split” are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy, the only captive to survive an encounter with McAvoy’s The Beast.

Glass” will see Dunn pursuing The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator. Joining
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‘Unbreakable’ Actors to Return for M. Night Shyamalan’s Sequel ‘Glass’

‘Unbreakable’ Actors to Return for M. Night Shyamalan’s Sequel ‘Glass’
Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable,” are reprising their roles in “Glass,” the filmmaker’s sequel to the 2000 hit.

Glass” is a follow-up to Shyamalan’s films “Split” and “Unbreakable,” in which Bruce Willis starred as David Dunn, a security guard who discovers he has superhuman powers that allow him to see the crimes people have committed by touching them.

Willis and his “Unbreakable” co-star Samuel L. Jackson are also returning, along with “Split” stars James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy.

In “Glass,” Dunn pursues Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass (Jackson), emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Clark is back as Willis’ son, while Woodard is returning to play Jackson’s mother.

Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan, and Shyamalan are producing “Glass” for Universal. The
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Glass: New Synopsis Revealed For M. Night Shyamalan’s Horror Sequel!

This year saw the release of the surprise hit Split. Not only did this movie feature something of a tour de force performance from James McAvoy, but it was also a bit of a return to form for writer-director M. Night Shyamalan, who had faced years of ridicule from many film fans. After a handful or so of underwhelming-to-laughable films, Split was his second feature in a row that actually featured glimpses of the greatness we had witnessed early on in his career with films like The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable.

And speaking of Unbreakable, the ending of Split revealed that the world established in the film is actually one and the same as the world shown in Unbreakable. For years, fans have been crying for a sequel to the Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson-starring film, and rather than going for a more traditional sequel, Shyamalan opted for this backdoor method,
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M. Night Shyamalan's Split and Unbreakable Sequel Glass Gets a Synopsis

Director M. Night Shyamalan has started development on his upcoming film Glass, which will continue the stories he started with Unbreakable and Split. It's pretty exciting to see that Shyamalan is actually able to make this happen! That twist ending at the end of Split when we saw Bruce Willis as David Dunn sitting in the coffee shop completely floored me! That was so freakin' cool!

Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy will all be back to reprise their roles and today we have the first official synopsis to share you! This gives us our story details for Glass in which David Dunn will hunt down The Beast, which is something that has all been orchestrated by Mr. Glass. Here's the synopsis!

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable and last year’s Split—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass.
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Sarah Paulson joins M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass

Author: Zehra Phelan

12 Years a Slave and American Horror Story actress Sarah Paulson has officially joined M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, the sequel that rounds up the Unbreakable, Split trilogy.

Shyamalan, who has been busy putting the finishing touches on the script for Glass over the last few weeks, took to social media to announce the Paulson’s addition to the cast which also includes James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and Anya Taylor-Joy.

Incredibly fortunate to round out our iconic cast of actors on #Glass… @MsSarahPaulson will be joining us. #powerhouse

M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) July 24, 2017

The unexpected ending to Split, which starred McAvoy and Taylor-Joy, shocked most audiences when it was revealed that the film did indeed sit within the Unbreakable world which gave way to a whole host of questions as to what Shyamalan had in store for his loyal fans next.

Unbreakable (2000)

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
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Sarah Paulson to Star in M. Night Shyamalan’s Thriller ‘Glass’

Sarah Paulson to Star in M. Night Shyamalan’s Thriller ‘Glass’
Sarah Paulson has joined M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller “Glass” opposite James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Glass” is a sequel to Shyamalan’s films “Split” and “Unbreakablethriller,” in which Willis starred as David Dunn, a security guard who discovers he has superhuman powers that allow him to see the crimes people have committed by touching them.

Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan, and Shyamalan are producing “Glass” for Universal. The film hits theaters on Jan. 18, 2019.

Shyamalan announced the news on Twitter, writing: “Incredibly fortunate to round out our iconic cast of actors on #Glass. @MsSarahPaulson will be joining us.”

Incredibly fortunate to round out our iconic cast of actors on #Glass… @MsSarahPaulson will be joining us. #powerhouse

M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) July 24, 2017

Paulson has starred in Ryan Murphy’s hit FX anthology series “American Horror Story” since 2011, playing different characters in each of the show’s seasons. She
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Sarah Paulson to Star in M Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’

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Sarah Paulson to Star in M Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’
Sarah Paulson has joined the cast of M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass,” the sequel to his 2000 hit “Unbreakable,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The “American Horror Story” alum joins the previously announced cast of James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. 2000’s “Unbreakable” centered on a man (Willis) who learns he has an extraordinary abilities after an accident. Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan and Shyamalan are producing the follow-up. Also Read: M Night Shyamalan Announces 'Glass,' Sequel to 'Unbreakable' and 'Split' Shyamalan took to Twitter on
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Sarah Paulson Joins M. Night Shyamalan Thriller 'Glass'

Sarah Paulson Joins M. Night Shyamalan Thriller 'Glass'
Sarah Paulson has signed on for M. Night Shyamalan's thriller Glass. The American Horror Story actress joins James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, who already have boarded the Universal film.

Written by Shyamalan, Glass is a sequel to the writer-director's 2000 thriller Unbreakable, which centered on a man (Willis) who learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.

Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan and Shyamalan are producing Glass.

The film has been dated by Universal for Jan. 18, 2019.

Shyamalan announced the news in a tweet, writing: "Incredibly fortunate to round out our iconic...
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M Night Shyamalan prepares 'Split' and 'Unbreakable' sequel 'Glass'

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M Night Shyamalan prepares 'Split' and 'Unbreakable' sequel 'Glass'
Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy to return; January 2019 release set.

M Night Shyamalan is preparing Glass, which will combine the narratives and stars of the global hit Split and 2000 release Unbreakable.

Shyamalan announced the development in a series of tweets on Wednesday, saying: “It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.”

Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn alongside Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass.

Joining them on Glass are Split star James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb and his multiple identities, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke.

The plot of Glass will see Dunn pursue Crumb’s superhuman iteration The Beast. In the background is Price, who holds secrets critical to both men.

Shyamalan has completed the screenplay and will produce with Jason Blum, Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock. Steven Schneider is executive producer.
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M Night Shyamalan prepares 'Glass' mash-up

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M Night Shyamalan prepares 'Glass' mash-up
Universal unveils name of Split-Unbreakable sequel, sticks with January 2019 release.

M Night Shyamalan is preparing Glass, which will combine the narratives and stars of the global hit Split and 2000 release Unbreakable.

Shyamalan announced the development in a series of tweetson Wednesday, saying: “It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.”

Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn alongside Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass.

Joining them on Glass are Split star James McAvoy (pictured) as Kevin Wendell Crumb and his multiple identities, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke.

The plot of Glass will see Dunn pursue Crumb’s superhuman iteration The Beast. In the background is Price, who holds secrets critical to both men.

Shyamalan has completed the screenplay and will produce with Jason Blum, Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock. Steven Schneider is executive producer.
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M. Night Shyamalan Unveils ‘Split’/’Unbreakable’ Sequel Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

M. Night Shyamalan Unveils ‘Split’/’Unbreakable’ Sequel Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
M. Night Shyamalan has unveiled a sequel to his films “Split” and “Unbreakable,” called “Glass,” which will conclude the movie trilogy.

The film stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse are producing and the film, which will be released on Jan. 18, 2019.

Shyamalan announced the news on Wednesday in a series of tweets.

My new film is the sequel to #Unbreakable And #Split. It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.

M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017

The title of the new film appears to be derived from Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price character in “Unbreakable” — also known by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Willis also returns as the David Dunn character from “Unbreakable.”

McAvoy is reprising his “Split” role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the 23 multiple identities including The Beast who reside within. Also returning is Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke,
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Win a Copy of Split on Blu-ray

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James McAvoy showed news aspects of his talent in M. Night Shyamalan’s return to scary filmmaking with Split. The film, which took the box office crown in January, is coming to Blu-ray on April 18 and we have a copy to give away to a lucky reader. Courtesy of Universal Home Entertainment, we’ll give you an opportunity to experience the frightening thriller which delves into the mysterious depths of one man’s fractured mind as a terror unlike the world has seen prepares to be unleashed. Split offers viewers a closer look at the movie fans are raving about with a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted scenes, character spotlight, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.

All you need to do is tell us which your favorite Shyamalan film and why.

We need your entries submitted before 11:59 p.m., Monday, April 17. The contest is open to
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Split coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand

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Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Visit) delivers his most gripping film yet with Split, an original psychological thriller available on Digital HD on April 4, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 18, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Jason Blum (Insidious, Ouija, The Visit, The Purge series) returns to collaborate with Shyamalan in the box-office hit, starring James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse, Victor Frankenstein).

The frightening thriller Split delves into the mysterious depths of one man’s fractured mind as a terror unlike the world has seen prepares to be unleashed. Split offers viewers a closer look at the movie fans are raving about with a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted scenes, character spotlight, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.

Heralded as “one of his best films – period” (Alex Welch, IGN), M. Night Shyamalan returns to the screen with Split.
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