NBC Eyes Dark Trip to Oz With Emerald City

NBC Wizard of Oz Pilot Emerald CitySeriously, is anyone not off to see the Wizard this development season…?

Following in the ruby slippered footsteps of Syfy (and its post-apocalyptic Warriors of Oz) and CBS (with the medical drama Dorothy), NBC is developing Emerald City, which is described as a dark reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and all its follow-up novels.

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Per our sister site Deadline, Siberia creator Matthew Arnold is penning the Peacock’s adaptation, which like the aforementioned Oz-some projects comes on the eve of the iconic motion picture’s 75th anniversary.

What’s more, Heroes’ Tim Kring, Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster reportedly have an Oz series on the horizon, while The CW’s Supernatural will set foot on the Yellow Brick Road this coming season.

Just this week, Once Upon a Time cocreator Eddy Kitsis reiterated the ABC drama’s plan to one day visit Oz, though on its own timetable and not hurried by this tornado of me-too projects. “Last year there were a few Wonderland[-based pilots],” he noted. “So you kind of have to throw your hat in the ring and see what happens.”

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