Instead of flipping the house, they’re flipping the script. Nathan Fielder and Benny and Josh Safdie are combining their comedic powers for a spoof on the home makeover genre. The new Fielder-Safdie pilot The Curse is a go at Showtime, Deadline reports.
The Curse, a 30-minute episode that will go to series if Showtime greenlights the project, follows a married couple who helm a fictional home makeover show called Flipanthropy, but whose own relationship gets complicated when one home appears to be, well, cursed.
The series about a television series comes on the heels of a wildly fruitful year for the Safdies, who directed the critical darling Uncut Gems, which earned them awards for Best Director, Best Editing and Best Male Lead at the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards. Previously, the Safdie brothers directed >Good Time (2017), Heaven Knows What (2014), Lenny Cooke (2013) and Daddy Longlegs (2010).
Fielder created the Comedy Central series Nathan For You and worked on Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who is America?, which also aired on Showtime and earned him an Emmy nomination. Fielder is currently an executive producer on the forthcoming HBO series How to with John Wilson.
Fielder will star as the husband, and Benny Safdie will play a Flipanthropy producer. The series is written by Fielder and Benny Safdie, and is executive produced by Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie and Fielder.