Emma Stone will team up with the Safdie brothers and Nathan Fielder on a new TV series for Showtime, titled The Curse. The show – which is produced by A24 – is described as “a genre-bending scripted comedy that 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,” as reported by The Wrap.
Stone and Fielder will star as the newly married couple in the half-hour comedy, while Benny Safdie is also set make an appearance as the producer of the on-screen show. Both of the Safdie brothers behind Uncut Gems and Good Time will direct, and write alongside Fielder, who co-created the project.
The Curse marks the first foray into TV for Benny and Josh Safdie, and was greenlit back in February this year. Nathan Fielder has previously starred in the acclaimed comedy series Nathan For You, while Emma Stone’s last television role was in Cary Fukunaga’s Netflix series Maniac, across from Jonah Hill.
“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,” says Showtime’s scripted programming boss, Amy Israel.