The Baby

The Baby

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When a baby literally falls into her arms, 38-year-old Natasha's freeflowing life dramatically implodes in this part-comedy, part-horror limited series. Controlling, manipulative and with violent powers, the baby twists Natasha's life into a living nightmare.

2022Rating: MA15+UK, USAProverbial Pictures, SISTER, Sky Studios, HBO
ComedyHorror

Streaming (2 Providers)

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

The Arrival

After yet another friend makes a surprise pregnancy announcement, a... More dejected Natasha heads to a remote cabin to get her head straight – only to be confronted by exactly what she sought to get away from: a baby.

EPISODE 1.2

The Seduction

Inexplicably reunited with the baby, Natasha scrambles to locate his... More mother and uncovers an alarming pattern of events on a thumb drive. Later, after her friends confuse the situation further, Natasha reaches out to her estranged sister Bobbi.

EPISODE 1.3

The Bulldozer

Despite Mrs. Eaves’ shocking solution to her baby problem, Natasha... More finds herself willing to do anything in exchange for her help – even if it’s the herculean task of nap time. Meanwhile, Bobbi and her partner Sam prepare for an important meeting with their adoption social worker.

EPISODE 1.4

The Mother

With the baby now in Bobbi’s hands, Natasha must reunite... More with her mother Barbara, whom she hasn’t seen in fifteen years. While Bobbi discovers an unmatched ability to put the child to sleep, Natasha confronts her family’s fractured history, and Barbara celebrates having children and grandchildren under the same roof.

EPISODE 1.5
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Due: 23 May 2022

The Baby

As Natasha and Mrs. Eaves remain trapped in Barbara’s summer... More solstice ritual, the baby’s complicated origin, connection to Mrs. Eaves, and trauma-filled path to Natasha are revealed.

EPISODE 1.6
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Due: 30 May 2022

The Rage

Desperate to leave the Jupiter House, Natasha, Bobbi, and Mrs.... More Eaves find their plans thwarted by the chaos and destruction of the other suddenly-possessed children. Later, Bobbi receives the social worker’s long-awaited call.

EPISODE 1.7
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Due: 6 Jun 2022

The Curse

:( Episode synopsis not known. Yet.

EPISODE 1.8
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Due: 13 Jun 2022

The Possession

:( Episode synopsis not known. Yet.

The Baby | Reviews

79%19 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Variety

Variety

The way the show is put together, from the performances to the score to the direction... allows for it to work as an effective piece of storytelling instead of a parody.

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NPR

NPR

It's best, I think, to go in knowing as little as possible – the better to enjoy and be bewildered by the mystery of it all.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A clever, low-key horror comedy that (at its best) matches a helter-skelter rhythm with pinpoint satire...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The individual pieces work better than the whole.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

This enjoyable half-hour horror-comedy series has well-drawn characters providing low-level chuckles...

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IGN

IGN

It’s all pretty perfunctory and over-reliant on one single, repetitive plot point that ends up not being scary, sinister, or engaging enough to compel you to see what comes next.

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Decider

Decider

The Baby is a dark comedy with the emphasis on the dark part...

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

It’s more than just fun -- it’s also a whole lot smarter and more thought-provoking than most of the shows sucking up all the attention this month.

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The Baby | Release Details

The Baby is available to stream in Australia now on Foxtel and Binge.