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A baby becomes the worst terror of all in a new comedy for HBO Max

The baby (The Baby) aims to become the horror title of the year with a tender protagonist: a baby who can barely crawl. On April 24, the British miniseries will debut on the platform hbo max and will go on the air by the signal of HBO with its first episodes. There is no doubt that the premise has already captured more than one fan of the horror genre, but we delve a little deeper into the plot that will run through eight episodes.

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Natasha (Michelle De Swarte) is a 38-year-old woman who lives her life without too many occupations, but fate has taken it upon herself to give her a very big one. Faced with an unexpected and terrible series of events, she becomes the caretaker of a baby and, although it sounds like a common job for many mothers, she will witness the little sadist that lives inside this infant.. He is manipulative and violent… And his favorite hobby is killing people. Will she be able to run away from this situation and make it out alive?

De Swarte leads a cast made up of amira ghazalla as Mrs Eaves; ambergrappy as Bobbi, Natasha’s younger sister; Patrice Naiambana as Lyle, the father of both; Sinead Cusack as Barbara, the mother; Shvorne Marks like Mags; isy suttie as Rita; Tanya Reynolds as Helen; Seyan Sarwan as Nour; Karl Davis as Jack; Y Divian Ladwa in the role of Fooze.

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Clearly inspired by classic movies like The prophecy either rosemary’s babythe story of The baby is a creation of Siân Robins-Grace Y Lucy Gaymer. “We want to explore the powerful anxiety around the question of having children or not”, indicated the showrunners when the project was still being developed in 2020. “The ambivalence of not knowing, the bewilderment at the certainty of others and the suspicion that everything is an ancient scam.”

The limited series was developed under the label of HBO and Sky Productions, and is produced by Sister, the company behind television hits like Chernobyl Y Landscapers. Gaymer, Robins-Grace, Nicole Kassell, Jane Featherstone, Carolyn Strauss, Naomi de Pear and Katie Carpenter are executive producing. Kassell directed alongside Stacey Gregg, Faraz Shariat and Ella Jones.

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The fiction season will be divided into eight parts that will be released weekly through hbo max. It is confirmed that the title will debut in April of this year on the platform streamingbut it is still unknown if its premiere will be one or three chapters, since in cases like euphoria only one was broadcast per week, but with other series from the original catalog a release with more episodes was taken into account.

The baby It will be available to view from April 24.

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