NBC Revives ‘Emerald City’ Drama with 10-Episode Order

The Wizard of Oz

NBC is bringing back “Emerald City,” inspired by L. Frank Baum’s enduring “Wizard of Oz” tales, after passing on the project last season.

The net handed a straight-to-series 10-episode order to the drama, which will be exec produced by “Do No Harm” creator-exec producer David Schulner.

Previously, Matthew Arnold and Josh Friedman were developing the ambitious fantasy vehicle.

Emerald City” follows 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and her K9 police dog who, after a tornado, are transported to another world far away — a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy.

The series is a darker spin on “Oz” where wicked witches don’t stay dead for long and a young girl becomes a headstrong warrior who holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands.

“Emerald City” isn’t the only “Oz”-inspired project heading down the yellow brick road at NBC. The Peacock recently settled on “The Wiz” as its live holiday musical event for this year.

Cynthia Littleton contributed to this report.

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  1. Annie Fiske says:

    When would Emerald City begin shooting and when would it be aired (approximately).

  2. colig says:

    dorothy will probably be black and toto will be a chihuahua.

  3. brianc2012 says:

    More Shit no one will watch!

  4. Jennifer says:

    I hope they bring Allegiance back. 😢

  5. Penelope M says:

    So, they decided to “Green Light” the project (sorry, the expression was to good to resist) after seeing the success enjoyed by the Alphabet Network when they worked elements of OZ into their storyline on ONCE Upon A Time. Sorry, NBC, you’re a bit “tardy to the party!”

  6. Joel says:

    This sounds terrible.

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