Cute and cuddly, this baby is the picture of innocence.
Minus all the killing, that is.
In HBO’s original limited series The Baby, 38-year-old Natasha 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.
The horror-comedy comes from creators Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer. The series officially premieres April 24, but HBO revealed several episode descriptions today. Check them out below to see what The Baby has in store for us.
The Baby Episode Descriptions
Season 1, Episode 1
Debuts: SUNDAY, APRIL 24 (10:30-11:00 PM ET/PT)
After yet another friend makes a surprise pregnancy announcement, a dejected Natasha (Michelle De Swarte) heads to a remote cabin to get her head straight – only to be confronted by exactly what she sought to get away from: a baby.
Written by Siân Robins-Grace; Directed by Nicole Kassell
Season 1, Episode 2
Debuts: SUNDAY, MAY 1 (10:30-11:00 PM ET/PT)
Inexplicably reunited with the baby, Natasha (Michelle De Swarte) scrambles to locate his mother and uncovers an alarming pattern of events on a thumb drive. Later, after her friends confuse the situation further, Natasha reaches out to her estranged sister Bobbi (Amber Grappy).
Written by Siân Robins-Grace; Directed by Stacey Gregg
Season 1, Episode 3
Debuts: SUNDAY, MAY 8 (10:30-11:00 PM ET/PT)
Despite Mrs. Eaves’ (Amira Ghazalia) shocking solution to her baby problem, Natasha (Michelle De Swarte) finds herself willing to do anything in exchange for her help – even if it’s the herculean task of nap time. Meanwhile, Bobbi (Amber Grappy) and her partner Sam (Gensis Lynea) prepare for an important meeting with their adoption social worker.
Written by Sophie Goodhart; Directed by Stacey Gregg
Season 1, Episode 4
Debuts: SUNDAY, MAY 15 (10:30-11:00 PM ET/PT)
With the baby now in Bobbi’s (Amber Grappy) hands, Natasha (Michelle De Swarte) must reunite with her mother Barbara (Sinéad Cusack), whom she hasn’t seen in fifteen years. While Bobbi discovers an unmatched ability to put the child to sleep, Natasha confronts her family’s fractured history, and Barbara celebrates having children and grandchildren under the same roof.
Written by Susan Soon He Stanton; Directed by Faraz Shariat
Season 1, Episode 5
Debuts: SUNDAY, MAY 22 (10:30-11:00 PM ET/PT)
As Natasha (Michelle De Swarte) and Mrs. Eaves (Amira Ghazalia) remain trapped in Barbara’s (Sinéad Cusack) summer solstice ritual, the baby’s complicated origin, connection to Mrs. Eaves (Amira Ghazalia), and trauma-filled path to Natasha are revealed.
Written by Kara Smith; Directed by Faraz Shariat
Season 1, Episode 6
Debuts: SUNDAY, MAY 29 (10:30-11:00 PM ET/PT)
Desperate to leave the Jupiter House, Natasha (Michelle De Swarte), Bobbi (Amber Grappy), and Mrs. Eaves (Amira Ghazalia) find their plans thwarted by the chaos and destruction of the other suddenly-possessed children. Later, Bobbi receives the social worker’s long-awaited call.
Written by Anchuli Felicia King; Directed by Faraz Shariat