Emma Stone is set to lead the new Showtime comedy series The Curse and we're very intrigued by its premise.
According to the show's description, The Curse is a "genre-bending" scripted comedy that explores how an alleged curse disrupts the lives of a newly married couple as they try to conceive a child while co-starring on their problematic new home improvement reality show.
Sound a bit obscure? Yes. Will we binge-watch it? Absolutely.
The Oscar-winning actress will serve as an executive producer of the show, along with her (rumoured) husband Dave McCary under her Fruit Tree production company, alongside the Safdie brothers, known for their films Good Time (starring Robert Pattinson) and Uncut Gems (starring Adam Sandler). Comedy writer Nathan Fielder is also set to co-star and executive produce.
Amy Israel, Executive Vice President of Scripted Programming for the Showtime Network spoke of their excitement about the project. “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,” she said. "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.”
This will be Stone's first series since Netflix's Maniac in 2018 alongside Jonah Hill, and her first acting gig since she was speculated to have secretly wed her fiancé Dave McCary.
Stay tuned for more details on The Curse's cast and release date.