HBO and Sky have ordered a new comedy series to be aired on their platforms entitled The Baby, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Co-production was developed by Siân Robins-Grace (Sex Education), Laurie Nunn (Sex Education), Lucy Gaymer (Fleabag, Gangs of London), and Charlie Covell (Kaos, Marcella).
Their upcoming series, The Baby, “gleefully deconstructs the ‘joy of motherhood'” as it follows Natasha, who gets landed with a baby unexpectedly, via The Hollywood Reporter. The baby is described as being controlling, manipulative, and having violent powers, which all eventually take a toll on Natasha.
Robins-Grace and Gaymer iterate that “With The Baby, we want to explore the powerful anxiety around the question of whether or not to have children. The ambivalence of not knowing, the bafflement at everyone else’s certainty and the suspicion that the whole thing is one millennia-long scam. We’re thrilled to be working with such a phenomenal team of producers to help us bring this weird baby into the world with HBO and Sky,” via The Hollywood Reporter.
The first season will feature eight episodes and will be produced by Sister and Proverbial pictures as well as executive produced by Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl, The Split), Naomi de Pear (The Power, Don’t Forget the Driver), Katie Carpenter (Landscapers, The Bisexual), and Robins-Grace. The Baby will be filmed for HBO and Sky in the U.K. in 2021.
The female-led team added “We are so inspired by the horrific and hilarious vision that Siân and Lucy have for The Baby and fell in love with Siân’s script the moment we read it. Natasha and the baby are two rare beings who we can’t wait to bring to life,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.