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Four-hour 'Rosemary's Baby' miniseries is coming to NBC

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The classic 1967 Ira Levin novel Rosemary's Baby has already made it to the screen once — Roman Polanski's 1968 film of the same name is considered a genre-defying horror film (its poster is pictured above). Now, the tale is getting an update for modern times in a somewhat unlikely fashion. As reported by Deadline, NBC has officially greenlit a four-hour Rosemary's Baby miniseries to be directed by Oscar- and Emmy-award winner Agnieszka Holland. It won't be a straight retelling — the plot has apparently been updated and the location has been moved to Paris — but it sounds like it'll be largely faithful to the psychological horror roots of both the film and the movie.

NBC might seem like an unlikely destination for such a miniseries, but it's part of a big push from the network to be a part of the scripted drama boom that's been taking over TV for several years now. A few months ago, NBC announced it was developing Rosemary's Baby and a number of other miniseries as part of a push for more longform content — presumably to cater to audiences hungry for quality dramatic storytelling they may feel that they're not getting in movie theaters. It's a strategy that's not unique to NBC. Other networks are also getting into longform TV content, and the miniseries appears to be making a comeback — take Fox's revival of 24 as a 12-part series. While Rosemary's Baby now has the official greenlight and a director, there's no word who will star in it, nor when it'll hit your TV.