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NBC Resurrects ‘Emerald City,’ Will See Wizard After All

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NBC Resurrects ‘Emerald City,’ Will See Wizard After All

Nearly eight months after canceling its planned trip to Oz, NBC has had a change of heart, ordering 10 episodes of “Emerald City.” Presumably the network means it this time.

According to Deadline, the modern reimagining of “The Wizard of Oz” has undergone redevelopment since it was scrapped in August over a “a difference in vision” with showunner Josh Friedman. Now with David Schulner (“The Oaks,” “Do No Harm”) at the helm, the website notes the premise seems pretty close to the original, although the police dog K9 wasn’t included in the previous description:

In the blink of a tornado’s eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and her K9 police dog are transported to another world, one far removed from our own — a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen before, 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.

Created by Matthew Arnold, the project remained popular with producer Universal Television, which has apparently likened it to “Game of Thrones” (because of course it has).

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