Servant season four has been confirmed as the last season of the series, with no news yet about the release date of the Apple TV+ original series.
Servant concluded season three in March 2022, marking the thirtieth episode of the 60 episodes that the series intended to have.
Therefore, it did not come as a surprise when it was confirmed that the upcoming fourth season will be the series finale of the M. Night Shyamalan original thriller series.
However, while the fourth and final season has been confirmed, no news has yet been released about when the season will air.
The series has also not confirmed the beginning of the production of the new season, which is not a surprise considering that the final episode of season three just aired.
What is Servant?
Servant first premiered on Apple TV+ in 2019. The series was created by Tony Basgallop, but the series is famously executively produced by contentious director, M. Night Shyamalan, who also directed some of the episodes in the series.
The premise is, “A Philadelphia couple is in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.”
In the title roles are actress Lauren Ambrose and actor Toby Kebbell as Dorothy and Sean Turner, respectively. Nell Tiger Free and Rupert Grint round up the main cast as Leanne Grayson and Julian Pearce.
Servant season four: All we know so far
In December 2021, prior to the beginning of Servant’s season three, Apple TV+ announced that Servant has been confirmed for a fourth season of the thrilling series, filled with unexpected twists and turns.
The statement shared by Apple TV+’s head of programming, Chris Cherniss, read:
“Since the very first episode of Servant, audiences all over the world have loved buckling themselves in for this thrill ride, drawn into the cinematic, unsettling, twist-filled universe that M. Night Shyamalan has created … With each suspense-filled season, viewers have been able to experience the living nightmares of these compelling characters on an increasingly deeper level and we can’t wait for everyone to see what’s in store as this gripping mystery takes another surprising turn in Season 4.”
However, it was Shyamalan who confirmed that the upcoming season will mark the final season of the series. His sentiments affirmed that the decision to end the series was his and not one made by Apple TV.
Night Shyamalan on why Servant is ending
In light of Apple TV+’s confirmation of the renewal of Servant in December 2021, executive producer M. Night Shyamalan took to Twitter to confirm that season four would also be the series finale, tweeting:
“Happy to announce (in my very fitting Jericho t-shirt) that Servant is greenlit for its 4th and final season. I set the goal to tell 1 story in 40 episodes knowing there was no guarantee we would achieve it. It was a huge risk. Thanks Apple TV+ and Servant’s cast, crew, and fans.”
However, the 40 episodes are a reduction from the initially planned 60 episodes of the series.
Night Shyamalan on reducing the initially intended six seasons of Servant
In December 2021, M. Night Shyamalan affirmed that he had always planned for Servant to consist of 40 episodes, equaling four seasons.
However, this is not entirely true as he has confirmed that initially the thrilling dark series was supposed to be a six-season series, with a total of 60 episodes. Shyamalan explains the change, stating:
“I spent all this time on it. I think I feel more comfortable saying a four-year commitment than a six-year commitment to be that involved. I can see the finish line. I can commit at this level.”
When is Servant season four set for release?
While Servant season four has been confirmed since December 2021, to date, it is still unclear when Apple TV+ is planning to release it. This could be because the series just concluded season three in March 2022.
Furthermore, the series has yet to confirm whether production for the fourth season has begun. In this regard, fans and insiders are projecting an early 2023 release date for season four.
This would be in line with the release date patterns of seasons two and three, which were released in January 2021 and January 2022, respectively. At the moment, however, Apple TV+ has yet to confirm speculations.
Servant has proven to be a win for both Apple TV+ in terms of original content, and for M. Night Shyamalan who, in recent years, has been a polarising directing figure in light of his most recent works.
Fans are thus disappointed but are hotly anticipating the thrilling series’ 10-episode finale. While the fourth season was confirmed in December 2021, season three recently concluded on Apple TV+.
Moreover, there has been no confirmation that the cast has started the production of season four. Therefore, currently, there has been no release date shared for the series finale.