HBO has put a dark horror/comedy–The Baby–on its to-do list for next year.
The proposed series–from screenwriter Sian Robins-Grace–is a co-production of HBO and Sky Studios and is expected to start shooting in the UK in 2021, as reported by comingsoon.net.
The Baby–starting out with an eight-episode debut season–is the “baby” of co-creators Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer, and will be produced by Sister Studios and Proverbial Pictures.
The series, according to the official synopsis, follows 38-year-old Natasha who is unexpectedly saddled with a baby and finds that her life of doing what she wants when she wants is over. “Controlling, manipulative–and with violent powers–the baby twists Natasha’s life into a horror show,” the show’s summary reveals.
“Where does it come from? What does it want? And what lengths will Natasha have to go to in order to get her life back?” the show asks.
The Baby, described as “terrifyingly and darkly comic”, deconstructs “the joy of motherhood, exploring the powerful anxiety of whether or not to have children and questioning who gets to choose motherhood and who doesn’t. She doesn’t want a baby–the baby wants her.”
Robins-Grace and Gaymer said in a statement that, with The Baby, they wanted to look at the uncertainties of motherhood and “the ambivalence of not knowing and the bafflement of everyone else’s certainty that the whole thing is one millennia-old scam.”
Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming, said “Sian and Lucy’s exploration of motherhood is as funny and resonant as it is twisted.” Cameron Roach, director of drama for Sky Studios, agreed with those sentiments. “The Baby is–by turns–dark, comedic and horrifying,” he said.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the production schedule for The Baby on HBO.