The project is slated to shoot June 2022-Sept 15th 2022 in New Mexico.
The genre-bending comedy explores how an alleged curse disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple as they try to conceive a child while co-starring on their problematic new HGTV show.
It marks Stone’s first starring TV role since Netflix’s Maniac in 2018. She and her producing partner Dave McCary have a first-look TV deal at A24 and are adapting The Shadows, the debut thriller novel from Stacy Willingham.
It also marks the first TV series from the Safdies, who co-wrote and directed Adam Sandler feature Uncut Gems. The pair signed a first-look TV deal with HBO earlier this year.
Fielder is coming off the back of exec producing How To With John Wilson, which just scored a second season at HBO. He previously starred in and created Nathan For You, which ran on Comedy Central.
A24 is building up its television business, the company also produces Showtime’s Moonbase 8, which just finished its debut season, and has an upcoming late-night series with Desus & Mero writer Ziwe. Ravi Nandan exec produces for A24.
“The fierce intelligence and wit of the incomparable Emma Stone make her the perfect partner with the ingenious minds of the Safdie brothers and the subversive comedy of Nathan Fielder,” said Amy Israel, Executive Vice President, Scripted Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “Together, they promise to deliver a groundbreaking satire that is both unexpected and deeply human. Showtime continues to shine as a beacon for visionary filmmakers who are looking to create their ambitious, singular shows.”
We are currently seeking talent for the following roles. Do not need prior acting experience. It’s a paid opportunity. Talent must be based anywhere in the U.S and be eligible to work in the U.S. If you think you fit in any of the descriptions below, please submit yourself for consideration.
KIMI: (ages Mid 20’s – Early 30’s) Female, American Indian/First Nations, radical, a performance artist that pushes boundaries in her work and her personal life. She likes to keep people guessing and on their toes.
REBECCA: (ages 8-10) Female. Could be Haitian, Somali, Caribbean or African American. Scrappy, resilient, clever. Keeps to herself. She doesn’t let her circumstances get in the way of what she wants. Likes her device and playing games on it.
HANI: (ages 50s-60s) Could be a Female or Male. Haitian, Somali, Caribbean or African. An observer, overly protective of granddaughter, Rebecca. Doesn’t like being beholden to anyone, but makes compromises for the good of Rebecca.
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