Another day, another lawsuit. Apple and Servant director/executive producer M. Night Shyamalan have been hit with a lawsuit over claims that the Apple TV+ series Servant is a facsimile of Francesca Gergorini’s 2013 film The Truth About Emanuel, reports CBR.
“Servant is a wholesale copy of Plaintiff Francesca Gregorini’s 2013 feature film The Truth About Emanuel,” the copyright infringement complaint and request for permanent injunction reads. “As demonstrated by the long list of key parallels catalogued in Section III(C) of this Complaint, the misappropriation is not a mere borrowed premise, idea or story. Mr. Shyamalan has gone so far as to appropriate not just the plot of Emanuel—but also its use of cinematic language, creating a substantially similar feeling, mood, and theme.”
Servant is a psychological thriller spearheaded by Academy Award nominated M. Night Shyamalan that follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.