Horror TV shows? In! Actresses with short haircuts? In! So it’s naturally the perfect time for NBC to remake the classic thriller Rosemary’s Baby as a four-hour miniseries.
The network has greenlit its adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. Unlike the famed 1968 Roman Polanski film starring Mia Farrow, the NBC version will be set in Paris instead of New York City. Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge) and James Wong (The X-Files, American Horror Story) will write the screenplay; Agnieszka Holland (Treme) will direct.
“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,” Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “The story has been updated and moved to Paris, but it’s faithful to the spirit of Ira Levin’s classic novel. This is a compelling tale wonderfully told.”
The story follows a young married couple who move into a Paris apartment that has a haunted past. After getting pregnant, the wife becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their neighbors will have ulterior motives when her child is born.