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“Servant” executive producer James Blumenthal discussed how he convinced M. Night Shyamalan to collaborate with him on the upcoming series during the Variety and Apple TV Plus Collaborations panel.

Blumenthal said he didn’t expect to hear from the director for awhile after sending over the scripts for episodes one and two of the show because Shyamalan had previously told him he didn’t read other people’s scripts. “I woke up the next morning at 6 o’clock. He had already emailed me and all it said was ‘M. Night Shyamalan: W-T-F’ and I knew I had him,” he said.