First announced over the summer, when NBC had just begun formulating its strategy of adapting things audiences were already very familiar with and therefore wouldn’t reject automatically, a miniseries adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby now has an official network green light to start production in January. Like Roman Polanski’s classic 1968 film, the small-screen Rosemary’s Baby will draw from Ira Levin’s 1967 psychological thriller about why you should always avoid your neighbors, and maybe even keep looking until you find a nice duplex or townhouse. And like Roman Polanski himself, the film won’t set foot in New York—instead relocating to Paris, where the inhospitable air of the French will only add to the whole Satanist thing in contributing to Rosemary’s alienation. This Rosemary’s Baby will also run four hours long, so maybe we’ll finally get to see Rosemary’s baby start to learn basic shapes and colors, watch a few Baby Einstein DVDs, etc.
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