Kassell will also serve as an executive producer on the series, which marks a debut for screenwriter Siân Robins-Grace, who is the co-executive producer on Charlie Covell’s upcoming Netflix series Kaos and helped developed Sex Education for the streamer. Lucy Gaymer is the co-creator and her company Proverbial Pictures co-produces.
Sister has assembled an all-female writers room to support Robins-Grace. It will feature Sophie Goodhart (Sex Education), Kara Smith (Kaos), Anchuli Felicia King (White Pearl), and Susan Stanton (Succession). Bisha K. Ali (Ms.Marvel) will act as a consultant.
The Baby is a raw examination of motherhood as an institution: a set of unspoken rules that affect women differently depending on how they’re viewed by society. When 38-year-old Natasha 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.
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 eight-part series is executive produced by Jane Featherstone, Carolyn Strauss, Naomi de Pear, Katie Carpenter, Robins-Grace, and Kassell. Gaymer will produce. It will shoot next year.
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