Emma Stone, one of our biggest movie stars, has no problem doing television, as long as the project is decidedly adventurous and comical. About three years after her last series, Netflix’s Maniac, she’s returning to the small screen for a Showtime series titled The Curse. And it seems like it’s going to have both comedy fans and indie film enthusiasts buzzing.
Stone will co-star in the series with Nathan Fielder, the star of Comedy Central’s heralded Nathan For You. The series is co-created by and will also star Benny Safdie, one-half of Uncut Gems directors the Safdie Brothers (Josh Safdie will also executive produce).
“The genre-bending comedy 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,” reads the official plot line.
Imagine Chip and Joanna Gaines, except cursed, we suppose.
As if it needs saying, the series will be produced by A24, the hot indie film production company du jour, which is increasingly moving into television with hits like Ramy and Euphoria already under their belt.
Since coming to fame, Stone has mostly reserved her television work for comedic fare. She’s guested on Saturday Night Live multiple times (where she met her husband Dave McCary) as well as Maya Rudolph and Martin Short’s variety show Maya & Marty. In an uncredited role, she lent her voice to a shoe for Julio Torres’s HBO standup special My Favorite Shapes. Then there was Maniac, the surreal and darkly comedic mini-series co-starring Jonah Hill. She’s definitely developed a specific taste for small-screen projects.
On the big screen, Stone still has her live-action take on Cruella de Vil coming up, and the internet is awash with rumors that she may be reprising her Spider-man character Gwen Stacey in an upcoming, universe-bending MCU movie.