A horror comedy from creators Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer, HBO’s limited series “The Baby” is said to be a “surrealist study on motherhood,” as well as “the year’s most terrifying comedy.” The series is set to debut on Sunday, April 24th (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), and HBO has given birth to the full official trailer for “The Baby” this afternoon.
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 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, Sinéad Cusack (“Marcella”) as her mother, Shvorne Marks (“Endeavour”) as Mags, Isy Suttie (“Peep Show”) as Rita, Tanya Reynolds (“Sex Education”) as Helen, Seyan Sarvan (“It’s a Sin”) as Nour, Karl Davies (“The Tower”) as Jack, and Divian Ladwa (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”) as Fooze.