In a world of expectations of women joining motherhood, comes a new HBO limited series, The Baby, taking on the topic with a horror-comedy twist. For a trailer full of twists & turns, we eagerly await the April 24th due date…
The HBO original eight-episode limited series The Baby, from creators Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer, debuts on 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 Baby 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 first episode's synopsis reads, "After yet another friend makes a surprise pregnancy announcement, a dejected Natasha (De Swarte) heads to a remote cabin to get her head straight – only to be confronted by exactly what she sought to get away from… a baby."
The series also stars Amira Ghazalla (The Rhythm Section) as Mrs. Eaves, the 70-year-old enigma who has spent the last fifty years living out of her car and seems to be everywhere the Baby is, and Amber Grappy as 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. Additional cast includes Patrice Naiambana (Spectre) as Natasha's father Lyle, Sinéad Cusack (Marcella) as her mother Barbara. Shvorne Marks (Endeavour) as Mags, Isy Suttie (Peep Show) as Rita, 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.