Michelle De Swarte, Amber Grappy, and Amira GhazallaMichelle De Swarte, Amber Grappy, and Amira Ghazalla

The Baby

What’s it about?

The Baby is a funny, raw examination of motherhood as an institution: a set of unspoken and often horrifying rules that affect women differently depending on how they’re viewed by society. Michelle De Swarte stars as 38-year-old Natasha, the friend who’s never made long-term plans. So when she unexpectedly finds herself with a baby, her life of doing what she wants, when she wants, dramatically implodes. Controlling, manipulative and with violent powers, the Baby twists Natasha’s life into a horror show. And as she discovers the true extent of its deadly nature, Natasha makes increasingly desperate attempts to get rid of the baby. But while she doesn’t want a baby, the baby wants her.

Who's starring in it?

In addition to De Swarte, Amber Grappy is Bobbi, Natasha’s younger sister, who couldn’t be more different from her. When Bobbi sees her sister with the thing she wants most in the world – a baby – she is blinded by jealousy and unable to see the danger they are all in. Amira Ghazalia will play Mrs. Eaves, the 73-year-old enigma who has spent the last 50 years living out of her car. She seems to be everywhere the Baby is. But who is she, and what does she want with Natasha’s new arrival?

Who’s behind the scenes?

The series co-created and written by Siân Robins-Grace (Kaos, Sex Education) and Lucy Gaymer. The HBO and Sky co-production is executive produced by Robins-Grace, Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl), Carolyn Strauss (Chernobyl), Naomi de Pear (The Power), Katie Carpenter (Landscapers), and Nicole Kassel (Watchmen), who will also direct the pilot episode.


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