When a studio like A24 comes out with a project called The Curse, you’d probably expect something a little bit more in the vein of Talk to Me. But A24’s The Curse is actually an upcoming TV series from Showtime and Paramount+. It’s co-created and executive-produced by Benny Safdie and Nathan Fielder. The Curse is “a genre-bending series that explores how an alleged curse disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple, Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder, as they try to conceive a child while co-starring in their new home-improvement show.” You can see the first key art for The Curse, as well as watch the first trailer for the series, right here:
The Curse is a ten-episode series, but its trailer paints a pretty good picture of what’s to come. The series premieres on streaming and on demand for Paramount+ subscribers with the Paramount+ with Showtime plan on Friday, November 10. After that, it will make its on-air debut on Showtime on Sunday, November 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The Curse has its world premiere at the 2023 New York Film Festival on Thursday, October 12. There, the first three episodes of its run will be screened.
In its first trailer, The Curse looks to at least partially parody the reality TV “home-flipping show” craze, a trend that consumes basic cable television these days. In this new series, the HGTV-style show of couple Asher and Whitney Siegel (Stone and Fielder) goes by the name Flipanthropy. The premise is that they flip houses in lower-income neighborhoods, supposedly intending to help the residents. But judging from The Curse‘s trailer, the duo mostly want to garner ratings for their new series and hope to achieve fame. Then, a cringe-worthy incident with a local child happens on camera. And it sends their whole reality TV endeavor into a tailspin. Especially as the child in question actually places a curse on them. We genuinely can’t wait to see the glorious train wreck unfold.