TV's Latest Wizard of Oz Project, Heroes Team's Dorothy Must Die, Lands at The CW

Dorothy Must DieTraffic report for the Yellow Brick Road: congested, and getting heavier.

The CW is in talks for a drama pilot based on The Wizard of Oz, the fourth project of its ilk in recent development.

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As our sister site Deadline reports, the latest reimagining of the classic tale comes from Heroes creator TIm Kring and EPs Adam Armus and Norma Kay Foster and is based on author Danielle Paige’s forthcoming novel Dorothy Must Die.

In the young adult tale, the ruby-slippered one has become the fascist ruler of Oz and is threatened by the arrival of another Kansas teen who becomes the head of an underground resistance movement.

Among the other newly made friends of Dorothy: Syfy’s post-apocalyptic Warriors of Oz miniseries, CBS’ Dorothy medical drama and NBC’s darkly epic Emerald City.

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