Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder as a married couple who co-host a troubled HGTV show. How’s that for the premise of a new “genre-bending” scripted comedy? And did I mention it’s being directed by the Safdie brothers? Suddenly, there’s a reason to subscribe to Showtime.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the premium cable network has handed out a series order for The Curse, which the Safdie brothers co-created with Fielder.
Fielder will direct, produce, and star in the series alongside Stone and Benny Safdie, who will portray the producer of the HGTV show.
The plot is mostly being kept under the wraps, but we’ve been told that some sort of curse impacts Stone’s and Fielder’s characters’ ability to conceive a child.
The Curse marks Fielder’s first on-camera role since Nathan For You wrapped up last in November 2017. He currently serves an executive producer on HBO’s How To With John Wilson.
Stone most recently starred in last year’s Zombieland: Double Tap. She’ll next appear in Disney’s upcoming live-action Cruella film.
As for the Safdie brothers, The Curse marks their first project since receiving universal acclaim for Uncut Gems.
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