Michelle De Swarte to star in Comic Horror

The Duchess star and comedian Michelle De Swarte is set to star in Sky’s dark comedy horror, The Baby, as announced by the broadcaster yesterday.

Created by debut screenwriter Siân Robins-Grace and written with an all-women writing room, the eight-part show stars De Swarte as Natasha, who’s never planned for the long-term, until she finds herself responsible for a baby who is controlling, manipulative and violent powers. There’s only one thing to do… get rid.

De Swarte said: “Natasha is an emotionally arrested, flawed and 100 per cent relatable character that I find it hard not to fall in love with as I read through the scripts.

“To be able to play someone I not only understand but am rooting for is a dream come true. Siân has written someone with depth, honesty and an authenticity that is as hilarious as it is heart-wrenching.

“I feel extremely blessed to be working with so many kick-ass women on a project that is deliciously female centred.”

De Swarte is joined by, Amber Grappy making her debut as Bobbi, Natasha’s younger sister and a children’s magician. Amira Ghazalla will play Mrs Eaves, a 73-year-old enigma who lives in her car.

The series is a co-production between Sky and HBO in the States.

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