HBO and SKY have revealed a first look at The Baby, an eight-episode limited series from creators Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer. The series will debut Sunday, April 24 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
A horror comedy co-production with SKY, and produced by SISTER and Proverbial Pictures, the series presents a darkly funny, raw examination of motherhood, from the perspective of a woman who doesn’t want to be one.
Michelle De Swarte (The Duchess) stars as 38-year-old Natasha, who is furious that her closest friends are all having babies. But when she is unexpectedly landed with a baby of her own, her life dramatically implodes.
Controlling, manipulative, but incredibly cute, the baby twists Natasha’s life into a surreal horror show. As she discovers the true extent of the baby’s deadly nature, Natasha makes increasingly desperate attempts to get rid of it. She doesn’t want a baby. But the baby definitely wants her.
The series also stars Amira Ghazalla (The Rhythm Section) as Mrs. Eaves, the 70-year-old enigma who has spent the last 50 years living out of her car and seems to be everywhere the Baby is.
Amber Grappy plays Bobbi, Natasha’s younger sister, a children’s magician who would love nothing more than to be a parent, to give love and to receive it.
The additional cast members include Patrice Naiambana (SPECTRE) as Natasha’s father Lyle, Sinéad Cusack (Marcella) as her mother Barbara, Shvorne Marks (Endeavour) as Mags, and Isy Suttie (Peep Show) as Rita.
The cast is rounded out by Tanya Reynolds (Sex Education) as Helen, Seyan Sarvan (HBO Max’s It’s a Sin) as Nour, Karl Davies (The Tower) as Jack, and Divian Ladwa (Ant-Man and The Wasp) as Fooze.
The series is co-created by Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer.
The executive producers include Jane Featherstone, Carolyn Strauss and Naomi de Pear for SISTER, and Siân Robins-Grace and Nicole Kassell. The co-executive producer is Katie Carpenter and producer is Lucy Gaymer.
The series is directed by Nicole Kassell, Stacey Gregg, Faraz Shariat and Ella Jones, and written by Siân Robins-Grace, Susan Soon He Stanton, Kara Smith, Anchuli Felicia King and Sophie Goodhart.
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