"The devil has many faces. You never know what shape it's going to take."
NBC has released a chilling first look at their four-hour Rosemary's Baby miniseries, the first half of which will air this Sunday (May 11). As it's pointed out to us by star Zoe Saldana, the goal of this project isn't to remake Roman Polanski's classic horror film, which was an adaptation of Ira Levin's novel. This is a retelling or a reimagining of the story, and as the video also points out, this version takes place in Paris, as opposed to New York.
Produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin and David Stern, Rosemary's Baby stars Zoe Saldana and Patrick J. Adams as Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse. A happily married couple looking to start over in Paris. As this new video reveals, Guy wants to give his wife the lifestyle she deserves. Jason Isaac's character Roman Castevet offers him some assistance.
From what we're shown in the first look clip, it looks like we'll get to see the sexy -- but also dark and kind of scary -- conception scene, followed by what will hopefully be a slow-boiling sense of panic and horror as Rosemary's pregnancy ensues. We see her doctor talking about unusual things he's never seen before as they look at the baby's ultrasound. And we see even more panicked moments for Rosemary, while Guy assures her she's just being paranoid. We also see Rosemary spying her neighbors partaking in some witch-like behavior. And then there's the ominous quote about nothing coming without a price.
While NBC's miniseries may not be trying to remake Polanski's version of Rosemary's Baby, that adaptation certainly sets the bar high. With that said, I'm hopeful that we'll see a chilling new take on this classic story, and some great performances from the cast. At the very least, we have Jason Isaacs' creeping it up to anticipate, right?
Here's a great promotional still of Zoe Saldana, dressed in red....
Rosemary's Baby airs Sunday, May 11 & Thursday, May 15 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET). Watch the trailer for the miniseries here.