Nicole Kassell, the Emmy-winning Watchman director, has signed a deal to become the lead director on HBO and Sky’s dark horror comedy “The Baby.”
Nicole Kassell after marking the comic-book adaptation for Watchmen, she is there to deliver HBO a Sky Dark Comedy “The Baby” a dark horror comedy with a co producing by cable network with Sky. Set to film in 2021.
“The Baby” created by Sian Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer with Kassel lead director and executive producer on the eight-episode first season of the darkly comic horror series from Sister and Proverbial Pictures.
Nicole Kassell Inked with New deal
“ We can’t believe our luck that Nicole’s joining us on The Baby’- her body of work speaks for itself,” said Robins-Grace and Gaymer. “ She’s a spectacular collaborator and creative, and working with her is an education. Our phenomenal team of writers is bringing the full force of their talent to the story. We’re surrounded by creative and technical brilliance, basically.”
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Kassell added that she’s “ beyond honored and thrilled to be reuniting with HBO and joining Sky and this incredible team to bring “The Baby to fruition” “ I read Sain’s brilliant script early in lockdown, and it cut straight through the noise and anxiety of our time, 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” she said “ Embracing comedy and horror the show catapults us through an incredible adventure all while tackling the real-life explosions that the question of procreation can have on self, family and friendships.
To be working with the powerhouse producers that are Sister, all women whose work and careers I have long admired, is a life-long dream. I’m ever grateful to have Sian, Lucy and Sister embrace my Visio and trust me with their baby.”
Jane Feather stone, Carolyn Staruss, Naomi de Pear, Katie Carpenter, Robins-Grace and Gaymer are the other executive producers. The HBO-Sky co-pro will film in U.K, in 2021.