Nicole Kassell will have a good time her “Watchmen” Emmy win by serving to HBO ship one other hit. She’s signed on to function lead director on “The Child,” a darkish horror comedy the premium cable community is co-producing with Sky. Variety confirmed the news.
Created by Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer, the sequence is being touted as “a humorous, uncooked examination of motherhood as an establishment: a set of unstated and sometimes horrifying guidelines that have an effect on girls in a different way relying on how they’re considered by society.”
Kassell is among the many mission’s exec producers.
An all-women writers room is being assembled with recruits together with Sophie Goodheart (“Intercourse Schooling”), Kara Smith (“Kaos”), Anchuli Felicia King (“White Pearl”), and Susan Stanton (“Succession”). Bisha Ok. Ali is signed on to seek the advice of on the sequence.
“We are able to’t imagine our luck that Nicole’s becoming a member of us on ‘The Child’ – her physique of labor speaks for itself,” stated Robins-Grace and Gaymer. “She’s a spectacular collaborator and inventive, and dealing along with her is an schooling. Our phenomenal crew of writers are bringing the complete power of their expertise to the story. We’re surrounded by artistic and technical brilliance, mainly.”
Kassell added that she’s “past honored and thrilled to be reuniting with HBO and becoming a member of Sky and this unbelievable crew to deliver ‘The Child’ to fruition.” She continued, “I learn Sian’s good script early in lock down, and it reduce straight by the noise and anxiousness of our instances, to take me on a wild, zany trip with splendidly complicated girls grappling with the hardest of choices any of us are fortunate sufficient to make – to have or not have a baby,” she stated. “Embracing comedy and horror the present catapults us by an unbelievable journey all whereas tackling the real-life explosions that the query of procreation can have on the self, household, and friendships. To be working with the powerhouse producers which might be Sister, all girls whose work and careers I’ve lengthy admired, is a life-long dream. I’m ever grateful to have Sian, Lucy, and Sister embrace my imaginative and prescient and belief me with their child.”
Filming is slated to kick off within the UK in 2021.
Kassell scored an Emmy for Excellent Restricted Sequence this 12 months for her function as an exec producer on HBO’s Regina King-starrer “Watchmen.” She additionally acquired a nod for guiding the graphic novel adaptation. Kassell’s different TV credit embrace “Claws,” “Westworld,” and “The Individuals.”