The Television Critics Association’s Summer 2013 Press Tour is in full swing, and today it’s NBC’s turn to share some news. With the recent success of “Hannibal” and “Bates Motel,” is it any wonder they’re talking more short-form series based on popular horror titles?
The network is in early development on a handful of new projects, including a “Rosemary’s Baby” miniseries along with “Stephen King’s Tommyknockers.” (They also announced a behind-the-scenes look at Hillary Rodham Clinton and “Plymouth,” based on the epic story of the Mayflower’s landing in America.)
Excerpts from the Press Release:
“Rosemary’s Baby” is a four-hour updated retelling of the bestselling novel by Ira Levin that was later adapted as a feature film about devil worship and the complex relationship between a young husband and wife. In the new version the couple lives in Paris, where this edge-of-your-seat thriller unfolds. Lionsgate is the production company. Scott Abbott (“Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” “Winchell”) will serve as writer on “Rosemary’s Baby.” Executive producers are Joshua Maurer, David Stern, Perri Kipperman, and Alix Witlin.
“Stephen King’s Tommyknockers” is based on the renowned author’s chilling 1987 novel about how the residents of a small Maine town deal with what they believe is an alien spacecraft that has landed nearby. Executive producers are Frank Konigsberg and Larry Sanitsky. Emmy Award winner Yves Simoneau (“Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”) is attached to direct.
Look for more on both of these projects soon as well as further news from the TCA Summer 2013 Press Tour.
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