Sky Atlantic have released the first trailer and five images from new horror-comedy series The Baby starring Michelle De Swarte.
The eight-part series, from creators Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer, promises to be a darkly funny, raw examination of motherhood, from the perspective of a woman who doesn’t want to be one.
Michelle De Swarte plays 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 series also stars Amira Ghazalla 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.
Produced by Lucy Gaymer, The Baby will be directed by Nicole Kassell, Stacey Gregg, Faraz Shariat and Ella Jones and written by Siân Robins-Grace, Susan Soon He Stanton, Kara Smith, Anchuli Felicia King, and Sophie Goodhart.
It will be executive produced by Jane Featherstone, Carolyn Strauss and Naomi de Pear for SISTER, Siân Robins-Grace and Nicole Kassell, and Gabriel Silver for Sky Studios and co-executive produced by Katie Carpenter.
The Baby will air later this year on Sky Atlantic