Sky and HBO have announced the commission of a new eight-part horror comedy series, The Baby.
Co-created by debut screenwriter Siân Robins-Grace (Sex Education) and Lucy Gaymer (Production Manager for Gangs of London), The Baby is a darkly funny delve into the depths of motherhood.
When a baby is thrust upon unsuspecting 38-year-old Natasha, she is forced to give up her comfortable life of freedom and indulgence to be at their beck and call.
Far from your average case of parental compromise, the baby possesses such manipulative and violent powers that Natasha’s life spirals out of control.
Robins-Grace and Gaymer explained: “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.”
Amy Gravitt, EVP of HBO Programming, added: “Siân and Lucy’s exploration of motherhood is as funny and resonant as it is twisted.
“The Baby gives voice to all the women who just don’t know.”
The Baby will begin filming in 2021 and will air on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.