The first project on a slate of miniseries and special events for NBC has been greenlit, a Rosemary’s Baby four-hour miniseries.
According to Deadline, the miniseries is coming four months after NBC indicated it planned a slate of miniseries and event series. The four-hour miniseries Rosemary’s Baby is an adaptation of Ira Levin’s 1967 best-selling novel.
Agnieszka Holland, of Oscar nominated Europa and Emmy nominated Treme, will direct the miniseries written by Scott Abbot (Introducing Dorothey Dandridge) and James Wong (American Horror Story).
Casting for the mini begins immediately with hopes to begin filming in January in Paris. Lionsgate Television is producing and Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin and David Stern will executive produce.
“Ira Levin’s mesmerizing book was a groundbreaking reflection on how effective and influential a psychological thriller could be,” said Quinn Taylor, NBC’s EVP, Movies, Miniseries and International Co-Productions. Taylor joined NBC in June and has been driving the longform strategy since.
“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 added. “The story has been updated and moved to Paris, but it’s faithful to the spirit of Ira Levin’s classic novel.”
The story of Rosemary’s Baby follows a young married couple that recently moves to Paris. They reside in an apartment with a haunting past and the wife soon becomes pregnant. She fears her husband and neighbors have ulterior motives for her unborn child. The novel was adapted to film in 1968, Roman Polanski directed and Mia Farrow starred.