Rosemary's Baby and Tommyknockers miniseries on their way

News Louisa Mellor 29 Jul 2013 - 09:45

NBC is developing miniseries adaptations of Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby and Stephen King's Tommyknockers...

Late last night and the night before, Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers, knocking at the door...

A cheerful memento mori from NBC arrives today in the news that they're re-adapting Stephen King's The Tommyknockers for television, even though ABC literally just did it.*

King's 1987 sci-fi novel, The Tommyknockers, about a community drawn under the thrall of a mysterious object they discover in the woods, is about to become a brand-new miniseries for NBC, with Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee's Yves Simoneau attached to direct.

Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby, famously adapted for cinema by Roman Polanski in 1968, is also to be given the miniseries treatment by NBC, with a Paris-set four-hour retelling of Levin's novel on its way. It's too early for casting or air date announcements and the like as yet, but we'll keep you posted.

*There's the reminder-of-inevitable-death bit, as it turns out that ABC adaptation happened in 1993. We feel old.

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My first thought was "But there was a Tommyknockers series not that long ago". Then I read further. Now I too feel old.

M-O-O-N, that spells me too.

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