'Emerald City': Dorothy Is Definitely Not In Kansas In The Bra...

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Posted by Emerald City on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Emerald City Trailer: The Witches of Oz Wage War in New NBC Drama

There’s nothing merry about NBC’s version of Oz, as you’ll see in the just-released trailer for Emerald City.

Premiering Friday, Jan. 6 at 9/8c, the long-gestating drama whisks Kansas resident Dorothy Gale (Person of Interest‘s Adria Arjona) off to a magical kingdom by way of a violent tornado — but this is hardly a straight retelling of L. Frank Baum’s iconic tale.

NBC’s Oz is ruled by warlord witches, including Nip/Tuck‘s Joely Richardson as Glinda the “Good,” and populated by twisted versions of the characters you think you remember — like the hot, bloody scarecrow (?) Dorothy finds hanging on a cross in the middle of the desert.

Hit PLAY on the new trailer above, then drop a comment below with your thoughts on Emerald City.

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  1. Will says:

    Why is this being wasted on Friday night?! This looks epic!!!

  2. O'yaya says:

    Finally! been waiting for this to priemer since two development seasons ago. But if that’s what it took for the show to look this epic, i’m here for it. In the podcast I listened to the creator said that they wanted this to be a game of thrones type of thing and it definitely looks it.

    P.S even in Oz cops be killing black folks, god damn.

  3. James says:

    I’ve waited two years for this. YEAH!

  4. smalltownboy says:

    Is Tarsem Singh involved in it? The trailer has the same vibe of his works

  5. W says:

    Was this filmed in Spain? Definitely had some Barcelona architecture in it.

  6. Michael Summerset says:

    Starring wind. It’s like they’re using a wind machine in every other shot.

  7. Wordsmith says:

    Very cool. I like how they’ve taken the familiar elements and reinvented them in a way that feels epic and authentic rather than cheesy (I’m looking at you, Syfy’s Tin Man.)
    Lots of neat little touches, like it seems that they’re going with a magic ruby glove, instead of slippers, which has way more potential from an action choreography standpoint.

  8. Robin says:

    Definitely think i will check this out.

  9. Piers says:

    Pass. More “we’re out of ideas, what can we recycle?”.

    • J.B. says:

      I disagree. The show looks very different than anything done in the films. There is an interesting interplay between the familiar basics, new interpretations of said basics and characters/storylines from the books that we’ve never seen before.

  10. Playhouse says:

    So, Game of Crones. Got it.

  11. Jess says:

    Wow this looks so…meh. Two years of waiting for this?

  12. Jc says:

    Omgggg this looks soooo cool yessssss. Slay dorothy slay. And ohhhh shirtless sexy scarecrow yessss.

  13. Anna says:

    Of course it is not a straight telling. The only straight tellings have been one animated movie and one anime. Even the original Wizard of Oz movie got way too much wrong. These books are great, I don’t understand why there can’t be a live action adaption that is even a little bit faithful to the themes and the plot of the story.

  14. kirads09 says:

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Can’t wait.

  15. Bill says:

    It actually looks pretty cool

  16. Jared says:

    And NBC thinks this show is gonna work on their network?. Judging by the timeslot I’m guessing not.

  17. makparis says:

    Looks great! I’m in.

  18. Erica says:

    This looks fantastic! I remember when NBC use to do these mini-series, they were always very good. NBC lost their way, but are making a comeback!

  19. Marcie says:

    Looks like Wizard of Oz meets the 100.

  20. greysfan says:

    I was excited and still am excited and i’ll definitely watch it but then i saw Friday. WTF? To me it says NBC has no faith in it.

  21. Runako says:

    Everyone who is worried about the Friday timeslot seems to forget that Grimm aired on Friday for 5 seasons (going into the 6th and final season)

  22. George says:

    L. Frank Baum’s dead and his relatives are just looking to earn on his IP before it goes public domain. So why not take a giant s… crap all over his world? That’s television, I guess.