Deadline reports that Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, who make up one of our favorite comedy power-couples, are collaborating on a new project that should yield several bundles of joy in just a few months. No, they’re not adopting more dogs (that is where you thought we were going with that, right?): Offerman and Mullally are actually in talks to star in a futuristic comedy about ageless babies. Bob Byington (7 Chinese Brothers) has been tapped to direct, with Kieran Culkin, Martin Starr, Noel Wells, Kevin Corrigan, and Stephen Root also set to co-star.
The project is titled Infinity Baby, and is being described as a “lightly futuristic comedy about babies who don’t age.” Culkin has been cast as an employee of Infinity Baby, a company that “farms out” the three-month-old infants it produces. Offerman and Mullally’s roles haven’t been announced, so for now, we’re just going to guess that they’ll voice two of the ageless babies—Offerman as the sage one, Mullally as the ribald one (or vice versa). We realize that the babies haven’t been described as “super-intelligent,” but that’s obviously where they’re going with this.
The company’s “Netflix but for babies” business model will somehow be played for laughs, though it’s not clear how that will work, because there are few other plot details available. Maybe there will be a scene in which everyone sends their baby rentals to cover for them at work, which ends up shutting down the power grid and, eventually, society. We hope Byington isn’t too attached to the comedy premise, because Infinity Baby sounds like it would make a better dystopian sci-fi film—and who’s had enough of those?