Wed, 06 Jul|
Everyman Borough Yards
Event Opportunity: In-person Screening and Q&A with the team behind The Baby
Sky invites WFTV members to celebrate with the cast and creatives of acclaimed new series The Baby. There will be cocktails and canapes, followed by a preview screening of episodes 1-2 and an exclusive Q&A panel hosted by Candice Brathwaite.
Time & Location
06 Jul 2022, 18:00 – 21:30
Everyman Borough Yards, 3 Dirty Lane, London SE1 9PA, UK
About the Event
**Please note this is an in-person event.**
Wednesday 6 July, 18:30 – 21:30
Everyman Borough Yards | 3 Dirty Lane | London | SE1 9PA
Sky invites you to celebrate with the cast and creatives of acclaimed new series The Baby. There will be cocktails and canapes, followed by a preview screening of episodes 1-2 and an exclusive Q&A panel hosted by Candice Brathwaite.
Sky Original horror comedy series The Baby is a darkly funny, raw examination of motherhood, from the perspective of a woman who doesn’t want to be one.
Michelle De Swarte stars as 38-year-old Natasha, who 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 series also stars Amira Ghazalla (The Rhythm Section) as Mrs. Eaves, the 70-year-old enigma who has spent the last fifty years living out of her car and seems to be everywhere the Baby is, and Amber Grappy as Bobbi, Natasha’s younger sister, a children’s magician who would love nothing more than to be a parent, to give love and to receive it.
The Sky Original series, produced by SISTER and Proverbial Pictures, is a co-production between Sky Studios and HBO. The series is co-created by Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer; executive produced by Jane Featherstone, Carolyn Strauss and Naomi de Pear for SISTER, Siân Robins-Grace and Nicole Kassell, and Gabriel Silver for Sky Studios; co-executive produced by Katie Carpenter; produced by Lucy Gaymer. The series is directed by Nicole Kassell, Stacey Gregg, Faraz Shariat and Ella Jones, and written by Siân Robins-Grace, Susan Soon He Stanton, Kara Smith, Anchuli Felicia King, and Sophie Goodhart.
The Baby was commissioned by Gabriel Silver, Director of Commissioning, Drama at Sky Studios for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK. The series was commissioned for HBO by Casey Bloys and Amy Gravitt.
Sian was show runner and Co-creator of HBO and Sky’s comedy horror series, The Baby (Sister/Proverbial Pictures), a darkly comic examination of motherhood as an institution. Nicole Kassell (Watchmen) was lead director. Sian served as Co- Executive Producer on Charlie Covell’s upcoming Netflix series Kaos. Sian worked at Eleven as Head of Development for many years where she served as assistant script editor on BAFTA nominated limited series The Enfield Haunting; and Co-Executive Producer on Netflix hit series Sex Education, which she developed with creator Laurie Nunn, running the writers’ room for the first two series.
Lucy is co-creator, alongside Sian Robins-Grace on HBO and Sky’s new comedy horror series, The Baby, which Lucy also produced. Previously, Lucy worked extensively across genres including documentary, horror, comedy and high-end drama as a production manager. Her previous credits in this area include Liar(Two brothers/ITV), Gangs of London (Pulse Films/Sky Atlantic), The Witchfinder (BBC2) and True Horror (Channel 4). She has also worked in house at Carnival and Eleven.
Michelle De Swarte
Michelle is an actress, comedian and writer. She can currently be seen in Prime Video’s Backstage with Katherine Ryan and is about to star in HBO/Sky/Sister Pictures comedy horror series The Baby which airs 7 July. She also starred as a series regular in Katherine Ryan’s Netflix series The Duchess. Born in South London, Michelle was spotted by a model scout at the age of 19 and moved to New York, where she became heavily involved in the comedy scene. Since moving back to London, she has been busy filming and writing her own semi-autobiographical comedy series with Various Artists Limited and has recently been the tour support on Katherine Ryan’s tour.
18:00 – 18:30: Arrivals
18:30 – 18:50: Introductory Q&A with cast and creatives
18:50 – 19:55: Screening of episodes 1 & 2
19:55 – 20:25: Tastemaker panel discussion, chaired by Candice Braithwaite
20:25 – 21:30: Drinks Reception
This event is for existing WFTV members only.
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3 hours 30 minutes
Event Opportunity: In-person screening and Q&A with the team behind The BabyEveryman Borough Yards