Variety breaks some pretty huge news this morning as they report that Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a psychological thriller series from “Outcast” writer Tony Basgallop that M. Night Shyamalan will executive produce. The half-hour series has received a 10-episode order, with Shyamalan also set to direct the first episode.
Plot details for the series are being kept under wraps, but the announcement comes on the heels of Shyamalan’s “Wayward Pines” being canceled this morning by Fox.
The series will be produced by Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures with Ashwin Rajan serving as executive producer. Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve Tisch of Escape Artists will also executive produce, with Taylor Latham co-executive producing.
Shyalaman most recently wrote, produced, and directed the hit film Split and is preparing the sequel Glass, both of which tie into his 2000 film Unbreakable. He is also behind blockbusters like The Sixth Sense and Signs.