If you’ve ever been on social media, it probably won’t surprise you to hear certain actors and creators try to avoid looking up feedback on their work. Frankly, the level of vitriol people put out online can be pretty discouraging.
M. Night Shyamalan is one of those creators with a personal rule against looking up what people say about his work online. But Shyamalan recently broke his own rule thanks to horror novelist Stephen King.
King posted a pair of tweets praising Shyamalan’s Apple TV+ series Servant. King called the show “extremely creepy” and “totally involving.”
In a Q&A with THR, Shyamalan revealed King’s praise led him to do something very dangerous. He clicked on the tweet and started to scan the comments underneath.
He only made it three comments in before regretting the decision.
“The third comment said, ‘I love it but there’s no way Night knows where this is going,’” Shyamalan recalled.
In the grand scheme of the internet, the comment isn’t even that terrible. But Shyamalan has actually spoken previously about his long-term plan for Servant. (He’s mapped out 60 episodes.)
“I do know where this is going!” he said. “This is why you don’t read this stuff.”
Servant is a creepy dramatic thriller airing on Apple TV+. It follows a couple grieving after the tragic death of their newborn son. But that tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
Servant recently finished airing season 2. Though a third hasn’t formally been announced, filming is reportedly already underway for the next installment.
And while Shyamalan may be keeping off social media, you can certainly find us there ready to break down the latest releases.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter