Months after NBC announced that they were moving back into long-form with 4 projects in active development, the network has formally given the green-light to Rosemary’s Baby; a four-hour miniseries based on the 1967 best-selling novel of the same name. Production on the mini is set to commence in Paris in January, with NBC eyeing a 2014 premiere.
Penned by Scott Abbott and James Wong, Rosemary’s Baby centers on 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. Lionsgate Television are producing with Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin and David Stern serving as executive producers. Agnieszka Holland is attached to direct.
“Ira Levin’s mesmerizing book was a groundbreaking reflection on how effective and influential a psychological thriller could be,” said Quinn Taylor, Executive Vice President of Movies, Miniseries and International Co-Productions for NBC Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to adapting his incredible work and bringing those indelible characters to a new generation of viewers.”
While Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment, added: “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. 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.”