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Apple orders thriller drama from Sixth Sense director

Apple has ordered its latest original by Sixth Sense writer and director M. Night Shyamalan.

The psychological thriller was given a straight-to-series order, with Shyamalan executive producing and Tony Basgallop writing.

It will be a half-hour series and has received a ten-episode order, although further details are yet to be revealed.

Shyamalan will direct the first episode through his Blinding Edge Pictures, which has 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.

Shyamalan has also executive produced Fox series Wayward Pines (pictured), which just been cancelled after its second season. He wrote, produced and directed the hit film Split and popular thrillers Signs and The Sixth Sense.

The Shyamalan original marks Apple’s latest investment in high-profile programming. The tech giant has already ordered series from Steven Spielberg, Ron Moore, Reese Witherspoon and Damian Chazelle among others.