‘The Baby’ Looks To Be Tiny Terror On HBO Next Year

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.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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