NBC Greenlights ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Miniseries

Rosemarys Baby Miniseries

Nearly a week after the success of its live broadcast “The Sound of Music” musical, NBC has officially greenlit another version of a classic project and will be airing a four-hour miniseries adaptation of “Rosemary’s Baby.”

Scott Abbott and James Wong are writing the screenplay based on the 1967 Ira Levin novel about the problems that arise when a young married couple who move into a haunted Paris apartment. Agnieszka Holland will direct. Lionsgate Television is producing, with Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin and David Stern serving as executive producers. The project was announced as in development in July.

“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, Movies, Miniseries and International Co-Productions, NBC Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to adapting his incredible work and bringing those indelible characters to a new generation of viewers.”

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  1. so4delish says:

    it cracks me up that sound of music got horrible reviews on here and basically everyone that you talk to, but they keep saying on here how successful it was. Nowadays there seems to be a lack of creativity and they take the great movies and books and please that was produced and try to recreate them and they wind up ruining them we don’t need to have a movie or a book or play redone especially when it’s their fiftieth anniversary or 75th anniversary you should just show the original like with sound of music and now you think you’re going to be able to be successful with this? I’m sure they’ve you will to show a lot considering when they talked about the top ten television shows that were new they talked about the Americans and masters of sex and people were saying how masters of sex was not good and appropriate meanwhile that’s on a paycheck know Showtime and it’s all based on facts and studying human sexuality and the Americans is on cable and there’s a lot more graphic sex, not only are the spies married but they also sleep with their informant there’s drugs and violence and killing torture and all of that is normal for cable television. Yet people can bash the study of human sexuality back in the late 50’s that just helped us realize about orgasms and pleasure and that not everything has to be missionary position and that some people are same sex couples & all. it’s like they don’t want to accept human sexuality and the changing of the time. Then but they’re like dollars the fact that Russia is not Communist anymore and what people did you know back then was okay with nothing or no regrets you know they did what they had to and that was it end of story.

  2. Roman Polanski stayed very close to the book, too (which isn’t that long and doesn’t have too many complicated sub plots that can be developed in order to extend the length into a mini – series), and his film clocked in at 136 minutes. I have a feeling the writers and director will have to add in a lot of padding to turn this into the amount of time needed for a min-series. I’ll stick with Polanski’s film myself.

  3. Troy Potysman says:

    Rachel McAdams would make a good Rosemary.

  4. Deniz Efe says:

    Viola Davis should play Rosemary.

  5. This could be a great mini-series if handled properly. I just worry that it will be toned-down since it’s a network show. And hopefully it won’t do so well that they decide to turn it into an ongoing series and drag it out like Under The Dome. Fingers crossed that it’s really good.

    • Joyce says:

      They’ve hired a truly extraordinary director for this project, Agnieszka Holland, and it’s going to be a 4-part miniseries, which means it will be faithful to the book. I’m excited.

  6. charles says:

    To Steph: Because the people who create films and television today are creatively bankrupt, it is a lot easier for them to take a great film or other property and screw it up than it is for them to take a bad movie and transform it into a great one.

  7. Steph says:

    WHY OH WHY are they remaking great films? Why can’t they remake bad movies and make them better? Hope this bombs big time.

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