Rosemary's Baby is an American television miniseries adaptation of Ira Levin's novel of the same name about a young married couple who move into a Paris apartment only for the wife to become increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their neighbors will have ulterior motives when her child is born.
Based on the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, this adaptation of Rosemary's Baby centers on a young married couple who escapes New York and moves to Paris with hopes of leaving their sad past behind.
After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse are presented with an offer they can't refuse - an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city. Problem is, it comes with a haunted past and an immeasurable price.
Rosemary (Zoe Saldana) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams) are incredulous at their good fortune and find comfort in a strange city among their new friends and neighbors, the Castevets. This well-to-do successful older couple takes the newcomers under their wing and become very involved with the Woodhouses' lives.
Things seem to be perfect as Rosemary becomes pregnant and Guy's career takes off. As their spirited best friend, Guy's co-worker Julie (Christina Cole), spends quality time with Rosemary in the city, she finds Rosemary's health worrying and cautions both of them that something isn't right. Soon there are other signs warning Rosemary to be careful.
Guy seems to be pulling away from Rosemary and spending a great deal of time hanging around with Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs). Roman's wife, the whimsical Margaux Castevet (Carole Bouquet), assures Rosemary her herbs and holistic medicine will help with the pregnancy, but are they helping or hurting?
Rosemary's quizzical nature leads her to investigate the building and its past residents. She uncovers a dark past and realizes who Roman Castevet truly is. But is it too late? Are the Castavets' perceived sinister motives legitimate or all in the pregnancy brain of Rosemary?
In this four-hour psychological thriller written by Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) and James Wong (Final Destination 3, American Horror Story, The X-Files) and directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, The Wire, Treme), Rosemary quickly finds herself surrounded by peculiar people and startling occurrences.
Isolated in her apartment in a city where she doesn't speak the language, she begins to fear the worst: Guy may have made a pact with their neighbours, promising their newborn as a human sacrifice in occult rituals in exchange for a writing career.
To what lengths would someone be willing to go for success and fortune?
Rosemary's Baby is executive produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin and David Stern, and produced by City Entertainment, KippSter Entertainment and Lionsgate Television.
In the USA, Rosemary's Baby aired on NBC on two nights, in two-hour blocks. In South Africa on Lifetime, this was turned into four hour-length episodes.