There’s a baby on the way! No, CinemaBlend isn’t pregnant, and it won’t even take nine months to meet this interesting little guy. NBC has finally announced they’ll be airing the Lionsgate Television small-screen remake of Rosemary’s Baby in two two-hour blocks on Sunday, May 11 and Thursday, May 15, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET. In other words, it’ll serve as the perfect entryway into the Mother’s Day foreplay that will no doubt happen, while you and your sex mate are both silently thinking about accidentally getting pregnant with the devil. It’s better than flowers and oil massages, no?
Even though television seasons have become exceedingly erratic over the years, May is still generally a month where series are ending and networks are awaiting the summer season. So, it’s a good slot for Rosemary’s Baby to take to maximize exposure. (I suppose they could have looked to the dark side for more nefarious methods.) That said, May 11 is also the premiere date for Showtime’s horror series Penny Dreadful, and that night is also home to HBO’s Game of Thrones, but most of the fall season shows on both nights will have wrapped up by that point. And I’m guessing the same viewers who enjoy both of those dark cable shows will be the right audience for Rosemary’s Baby.
In this version of the tale, as per Deadline, Rosemary Woodhouse (Zoe Saldana) and her husband Guy (Patrick J. Adams) move to Paris, where Guy can get his career on track while they start a family. They befriend their affluent older neighbors, Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs) and wife Margaux (Carole Bouquet), who are quick to help out once Rosemary’s pregnancy starts wreaking havoc on her body. The attention the Castevets are giving may be a little unhealthy though, and Rosemary soon does a little research into her new residence and uncovers the truth behind Roman’s intentions for her unborn child. I believe we all know how this one ends.
In case you haven’t caught the extremely short teaser yet, check it out below. If you add all of Saldana’s screams together, it somehow equals out to more time than this preview actually is. (Not true.)
Expect more promos to start dropping like babies soon. Will you guys be watching, or would you rather just give Roman Polanski’s 1968 film another go?
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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