Showtime orders pilot of dark comedy ‘The Curse’ from Safdie Brothers, Nathan Fielder

Comedy lovers unite with this new show

A pilot of the half-hour dark comedy The Curse by the Safdie Brothers and Nathan Fielder has been picked up by Showtime.

From Uncut Gems co-directors and writers Benny and Josh Safdie and Fielder, who is the creator and star of the hilarious Nathan For You, The Curse is about a curse that affects a newly married couple and their HGTV show, Flipanthropy. Fielder will play the husband, while Benny Safdie will play the director of the HGTV show.

The Safdie brothers and Fielder will co-executive produce the show, but the network decided against letting the Safdie Brothers direct the show. There is no word on a director yet.