NBC Orders ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Miniseries
NBC has greenlit Rosemary’s Baby, a four-hour miniseries based on Ira Levin’s bestselling 1967 novel, Deadline reports.
Famously adapted for film in 1968 by Roman Polanski, Rosemary’s Baby revolves around a young married couple that moves into a mysterious apartment building, where the pregnant Rosemary becomes increasingly paranoid about the nefarious, and potentially devilish, motives of her husband and neighbors. The network announced the project in July during a Television Critic’s Association presentation .
“As we move into the event movie and miniseries space, Rosemary’s Baby represents the kind of attention-getting, surprising project that will make noise for us,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “The story has been updated and moved to Paris, but it’s faithful to the spirit of Ira Levin’s classic novel.”
Agnieszka Holland (Treme, The Wire) is set to direct the four-hour miniseries written by Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) and James Wong (American Horror Story). Casting will begin pretty quickly because production is set to start next month in Paris.