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Emmy spotlight: Lauren Ambrose (‘Servant’) shows the struggle and pain of a grieving mother in the unsettling series

Emmy spotlight: Lauren Ambrose (‘Servant’) shows the struggle and pain of a grieving mother in the unsettling series

Ever since the Apple TV+ streaming platform officially launched in the fall of 2019, it has debuted several new scripted shows. Among them is “Servant,” created by BAFTA nominee Tony Basgallop and executive produced by Oscar nominee M. Night Shyamalan. Among the show’s four principal actors, there is one performer in particular who deserves Emmy recognition, and that would be Lauren Ambrose. (Spoilers Follow For Season One)

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Ambrose plays Dorothy Turner, a local television news reporter, recently bereaved mother, and wife to Sean (Toby Kebbell). They’ve hired Leanne (Nell Tiger Free) to be the nanny for their baby son, Jericho, who is actually a doll intended to transition the couple through their grief following the death of their real infant son. But Leanne’s arrival brings about strange and frightening occurrences.

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