Showtime has handed out a pilot order for “The Curse,” a half-hour comedy that hails from “Uncut Gems” and “Good Time” directors/co-writers Benny & Josh Safdie, and “Nathan for You” creator Nathan Fielder.
Fielder and Benny Safdie co-write and co-star in the series which explores how an alleged curse disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple who star in “Flipanthropy,” a troubled show about house flipping on the cable network HGTV.
Fielder will play the husband, Safdie will play the producer of the series. Though the order makes no mention of it, it’s likely the show drew some inspiration from HGTV’s popular series “Flip or Flop” with that show’s stars finding their marriage fell apart after its success.
The project had been pitched with the Safdie brothers directing but the duo will not direct the pilot, though both and Fielder will executive produce.