Constance Marten and Mark Gordon will stand trial in January 2024 over the alleged manslaughter of a baby girl.
The infant's remains were found in a plastic bag under nappies in a shed in Brighton following a 53-day missing persons investigation.
The couple appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday. They did not enter pleas and were remanded in custody.
They have also been charged with concealing a child's birth and perverting the course of justice.
The pair, who have no fixed address, spoke only to confirm their names and dates of birth.
Judge Richard Marks set a plea and case management hearing for 18 August, with the defendants to appear by video link.
He scheduled 2 January as a provisional trial date. The case is expected to last between four and six weeks.
Constance Marten and Mark Gordon are accused of manslaughter over the death of baby Victoria