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.