NBC to reboot 'Rosemary's Baby'
Besides developing the next evolution of Mark Burnett’s Bible series, NBC has several more limited series in development for the new season (and beyond).
Today, NBC Entertainment Topper Bob Greenblatt announced that he will reboot the classic Mia Farrow movie Rosemary’s Baby for primetime. Described as a retelling of the bestselling novel by Ira Levin, the new version will focus on a young husband and wife living in Paris where “this edge-of-your-seat thriller unfolds.” No casting announced yet, unfortunately.
The net will also revisit The Tommyknockers, Stephen King’s 1987 novel about residents of a small Maine town that was made into a miniseries in 1993 with Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger. This latest redo will be helmed by Yves Simoneau (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee).
Greenblatt also greenlit a four-hour miniseries about Hillary Clinton that will star Diane Lane. Written and directed by Oscar nominee Courtney Hunt (Frozen River), the miniseries will recount Clinton’s life as a wife, mother, politician, and cabinet member from 1998 to the present. The script will begin with Clinton living in the White House while her husband (no one’s been cast yet!) is serving the second of his two terms as president.
Finally, NBC will turn to Burnett to exec produce the limited series Plymouth, which examines the challenges and drama of the Pilgrims’ journey across the Atlantic and the difficulties of settling in a new country. NBC already picked up the next installment of The Bible miniseries from Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey.