Whether we actually needed an update of the classic Roman Polanski chiller Rosemary’s Baby is still unclear, but NBC is nevertheless sending one our way later this year. Starring Avatar actress Zoe Saldana in the lead role of a newlywed mother-to-be who begins to suspect that her husband and new neighbors may have dark plans for her unborn child, the four-hour miniseries, now filming in Paris, will find its way to the small screen this May.
We got our first look at Saldana in her role last week, and now NBC has unveiled the official poster for Rosemary’s Baby, which you can check out below.
With a sinister ambience and a direct but effective tagline, the poster promises an eerie update of a familiar story, while also highlighting what sets the miniseries apart from Polanski’s film: namely, its Paris setting. Like the original novel by Ira Levin, NBC’s take on Rosemary’s Baby finds our ill-fated protagonist living in the City of Love with her new husband (Patrick J. Adams).
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke spoke about the miniseries last year, promising a version “faithful to the spirit of Ira Levin’s classic novel,” as well as “a compelling tale wonderfully told.” Expectations among horror fans are certainly high, given that Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) penned the script with James Wong (Final Destination, American Horror Story). Another intriguing aspect of the miniseries is its direction; NBC tapped Emmy- and Oscar-nominated director Agnieszka Holland (Treme) to helm all four hours, meaning that Rosemary’s Baby will likely boast strong direction as well as a suitably creepy story.
Co-starring in the show are Jason Isaacs as Roman Castevet, the malevolent leader of a Satanic cult, Carole Bouquet, Christina Cole, Stany Coppet and Weronika Rosati.
A premiere date has yet to be set, but seeing as Rosemary’s Baby will debut in May, an official scheduling announcement is undoubtedly right around the corner.