Alum Nicole Kassell to Helm HBO’s Horror Comedy “The Baby”

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020

Nicole Kassell Photo Courtesy of Women and Hollywood

Nicole Kassell Photo Courtesy of Women and Hollywood

Alum Nicole Kassell will be the lead director and executive producer on HBO and Sky’s darkly comic horror series The Baby.

The series has an all-female writers room to tell the story of 38-year-old Natasha, who is unexpectedly landed 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.

In an interview with Deadline, Kassell said: “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.”

The Baby will be an eight-part series, and will start production in 2021.

Read more at Deadline.