Scribe Diether to visit ‘Oz’

To pen series based on Baum's books

Screenwriter Anton Diether has inked a development deal with Hallmark Entertainment to write “Land of Oz,” based on Frank L. Baum’s classic Oz series, for ABC’s “Wonderful World of Disney.”

The deal marks Diether’s second venture with Hallmark and exec producer Robert Halmi, his first being his recent adaptation of Herman Melville’s whale tale into the miniseries “Moby Dick,” which debuted March 15 and 16 on the USA Network.

The “Oz” project is centered around Dorothy’s return to the land of Oz, now populated with all new characters in a fresh adventure tailored for today’s state-of-the-art special effects.

Diether’s previous credits include “Night Games,” “Big Time” and the upcoming “Life Without Father,” a Tom Selleck feature for Disney’s Hollywood Pictures.

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