Katims lights on ‘Oz’ update at NBC

'Dorothy Gale' a modern-day take on classic

Busy Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) is overseeing another drama in development at NBC, this time a modern-day take on “The Wizard of Oz.”

“Dorothy Gale” comes from “Friday Night Lights” scribe Bridget Carpenter, who’s exec producing; Katims will serve as a nonwriting exec producer with Meryl Poster.

Script follows the story of Dorothy, a girl from Kansas who tries to tackle modern-day Manhattan (her version of the Emerald City). Dorothy finds a job in the art world — and must deal with a wicked boss.

Carpenter’s credits also include “Bionic Woman,” “Dead Like Me” and “Head Cases.”

(Marc Graser contributed to this report.)

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