‘The Curse’ Teaser: Emma Stone And Nathan Fielder’s HGTV Comedy Riff Hits Paramount+ In November

Of all of the weird shows coming around this fall, I think the weirdest, and possibly the best, might be The Curse. Showtime and A24’s HGTV-esque riff comes from comes from producers/writers/stars Emma Stone, comedian Nathan Fielder, and filmmaker Benny Safdie.

The series stars Stone and Fielder as a new couple who are trying to have a child while also starring in their own house-flipping TV series. Oh, and they’ve been hit by an alleged curse that might cause some disruption to their marriage. So that’s a problem.

Also in the cast are Oscar-nominated Captain Phillips actor Barkhad Abdi, Corbin Bernsen, and Constance Shulman.

Here’s the synopsis: THE CURSE is a genre-bending SHOWTIME® series that explores how an alleged curse disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple as they try to conceive a child while co-starring in their new home-improvement show. The series stars Oscar® winner Emma Stone, Nathan Fielder, and Benny Safdie. Guest stars include Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi, Emmy® nominee Corbin Bernsen, and Constance Shulman. Produced by A24, THE CURSE is co-created and executive-produced by Benny Safdie and Nathan Fielder, who also serves as a director. Emma Stone executive produces alongside Dave McCary and Ali Herting through their Fruit Tree banner. Josh Safdie also serves as executive producer.

The Curse will have its world premiere at NYFF, followed by Paramount+ on November 10th.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.