NBC to Adapt Rosemary’s Baby to Miniseries

Reported by Matilda Mornane.


THR has reported that NBC has ordered a four-hour miniseries of Rosemary’s Baby. The miniseries will be based on Ira Levin’s 1967 novel, rather than Roman Polanski’s 1968 horror film, which was also based on the book.

Rosemary’s Baby, for those who haven’t read the book or seen Polanski’s adaptation, is about a young couple that moves into a sinister Manhattan apartment with a disturbing history, ultimately facing satanic horrors and a demonic child.

For the miniseries, the scene will be transferred to Paris, however no casting details have been revealed yet. The novel has been adapted for the screen by screenwriters Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge) and James Wong (American Horror Story).

Earlier attempts at remaking the film had been squashed by negative reactions online, and Michael Bay (Transformers) even alluded to a cinema remake, however a miniseries promises to be an interesting take on the horrors of the novel.

NBC Executive Vice President, Quinn Taylor, said (via Variety), “Ira Levin’s mesmerizing book was a groundbreaking reflection on how effective and influential a psychological thriller could be. We’re looking forward to adapting his incredible work and bringing those indelible characters to a new generation of viewers.”

Production begins in Paris in January 2014.

Sources: THR, Variety

– M.M.

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