Shooting underway on The Baby
A lengthy shoot is getting underway on The Baby, the latest Sky/HBO original drama co-production.
The eight-episode series is from SISTER and Proverbial Pictures, co-created by Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer, and with a writing team including Sophie Goodhart, Kara Smith, Anchuli Felicia King and Susan Stanton.
The Baby is a darkly comic horror that deconstructs the ‘joy of motherhood’ and explores the powerful anxiety of whether or not to have children.
Nicole Kassell is the lead director; she also exec produces. She said of the commission: “I am beyond honoured and thrilled to be reuniting with HBO and joining SKY and this incredible team to bring The Baby to fruition.
"I read Sian’s brilliant script early in lockdown, and it cut straight through the noise and anxiety of our times, to take me on a wild, zany ride with wonderfully complex women grappling with the toughest of decisions any of us are lucky enough to make – to have or not have a child.
“Embracing comedy AND horror the show catapults us through an incredible adventure all while tackling the real-life explosions that the question of procreation can have on the self, family and friendships. To be working with the powerhouse producers that are SISTER, all women whose work and careers I have long admired, is a life-long dream. I’m ever grateful to have Sian, Lucy, and Sister embrace my vision and trust me with their BABY.”
The other executive producers are Jane Featherstone, Carolyn Strauss, Naomi de Pear, Katie Carpenter and Robins-Grace. Gaymer produces. The Baby is Robins-Grace’s screenwriting debut, following her work on Sex Education which she developed with creator Laurie Nunn.
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