HBO has unleashed a disturbing trailer for their upcoming limited horror series, The Baby. The series comes from screenwriter Siân Robins-Grace, and it’s said to be “a darkly funny, raw examination of motherhood, from the perspective of a woman who doesn’t want to be one.”
It stars Michelle De Swarte 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.”
This is based on the real feelings we go through as mothers, feeling like we are wanted and required and touched and sought after 24 hours a day. It’s more intense for some than others, but at least we can rest on the fact that our babies aren’t murderers.
The Baby will be released on HBO and HBO Max on April 24, 2022.