When NBC finds something that works, they stick with it. The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood puts up big ratings? They’re going to do another live musical. Hannibal gets critical acclaim and praise that NBC knows quality? They’re going to do another horror show based on a famed movie in the genre.
This time, it’s a miniseries based on Rosemary’s Baby. That’s right, miniseries, not actual series, and it will only be four installments long. It’s based on the 1967 novel from Ira Levin which “ 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.”
The book has already been turned into a classic horror film, and this new, miniseries adaptation will be helmed by Oscar and Emmy winner Agnieszka Holland. No cast has been announced yet.
This miniseries is attempting to capitalize on the trend which has resulted in huge, temporary ratings surges for channels like History Hatfield’s and McCoys or Bible miniseries. Will it also work for NBC? I guess we’ll have to see.
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