After the success of NBC reimagining Hannibal for an original series, the network has decided to expand on the idea by creating an original miniseries based on the film Rosemary’s Baby.
Variety has released information about the miniseries that will see actress Zoe Saldana in the role of Rosemary. In addition, Saldana is also poised to be anexecutive producer on the drama.
One major change is the location where Rosemary’s Baby takes places. A film that once hinged itself on the atmosphere of New York will now take place is Paris instead.
According to the source, the NBC miniseries will be a four-hour remake that will generally follow the original plot of the 1968 masterpiece, directed by the controversial director Roman Polanski.
For those who are not familiar with the context, Rosemary’s Baby follows a young couple who are struggling to have a child. Eventually the couple is able to conceive, but the pregnancy drives Rosemary to have paranoid thoughts about her husband and neighbors.
Of Zoe Saldana’s casting, NBC VP released a statement:
“Zoe has proven that she is one of our most gifted actresses and we think she has the perfect combination of spirit and gravitas to take on the title role from Ira Levin’s infamous novel. With Zoe leading the cast under the direction of Agnieszka Holland, this reimagined event mini-series is off to a great start.”
In the film, the role of Rosemary was played by starlet Mia Farrow, who went on to star in other films, which include The Great Gatsby, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and See No Evil.
As for the miniseries, NBC has tapped many talented people in the industry to pull the four-hour reboot together. Scott Abbott and James Wong of The X-Files and American Horror Story are set to write the screenplay while Treme director Agnieszka Holland is set to direct.
Aside from Hannibal, NBC had a major success when they decided to air another reboot of sorts. This of course is the musical version of The Sound of Music, which was live, and starred Carrie Underwood in the role that Julie Andrews made popular in the film adaptation.
No word yet on when Rosemary’s Baby will air.