The second season of M Night Shyamalan’s series Servant is slated to premiere on Apple TV Plus, and if the first season is yet to come, the Turner family is set to have a much creepier ride this time around. The Turners struggled to cope with the loss of their baby in season one, and the loss feels even greater in episode two.
“The point is that these characters don’t grieve when they should be, but they all avoid and distract. It affects them mentally in different ways, ”said Rupert Grint, who plays Julian Pearce, in a conversation at the round table.
Lauren Ambrose, who plays grieving mother Dorothy Turner, said she tried “not to judge the character” and “eventually found some compassion for her,” although it is evident that Dorothy is “definitely a delusion”. Dorothy lost her newborn baby but got along with a reborn doll named Jericho and believed the doll was real. Things change when a real baby takes the doll’s place and then is possibly kidnapped by a cult.
“I mean, anything you can think of happening to a mother happens to that person. The puppet is their coping mechanism for dealing with this trauma that is too difficult to look at. This season is turning a darker corner and the character is being asked to go to some really dark places. And as a mother, she won’t stop at anything to have this baby, ”Lauren shared with socialmediagossips.com.
In the meantime, Dorothy’s husband Sean (Toby Kebbell), who tried to rationalize everything in the first season, went in search of Jericho. Sean was the supportive husband for Dorothy as she dealt with her grief, but after the doll was replaced with a real baby, Sean’s paternal instinct kicked in. Toby said, “For me, I have to play the downside in Season 2. The baby is gone, and this time not by death, but by abduction. “
Famous Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint plays Dorothy’s brother Julian. While Dorothy and her husband Sean live in a creepy Philadelphia home, Julian is the only one in the family who lives outside that home. He is the rational thinker in this situation. Servant is mostly a dark series that only gets a touch of bright humor with Julian’s presence.
During the round table conversation, Rupert told socialmediagossips.com, “He’s the voice of the audience because he’s a pretty rational thinker. Although he makes some crazy decisions that I wouldn’t recommend, he’s a black and white guy. He always believes he is one step ahead and knows what to do. “
Rupert also shared his experiences with fatherhood while filming. He said, “When I became a father again after becoming a father, the show was very different. It was a whole new perspective, that was definitely something new for me. “
Servant returns to Apple TV Plus for its second season on January 15th.