Emerald City

NBC's 'Emerald City': Gritty 'Wizard of Oz' Reboot Reveals First Character Descriptions

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 19, 2014 @ 8:25 PM
Disney
Thus far we've seen multiple attempts to cash in on the forthcoming 75th anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz' with a TV reboot, and while few pilots have made a great deal of progress, it looks like NBC's dark and twisted 'Emerald City' is the first to drop a houseful of character reveals. Meet the new Dorothy and her colorful friends in the first casting descriptions from 'Emerald City,' set for the 2014-15 season!

NBC Orders Live 'Peter Pan,' 'Wizard of Oz' Series, Katherine Heigl CIA Drama

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 19, 2014 @ 1:20 PM
Universal / Disney
NBC's gamble in resurrecting the live TV musical paid off handsomely (for viewers and tweets, anyway), so the network has set their sights even higher. NBC will next look to adapt 'Peter Pan' as a live televised performance, and has also given a series order to 'Wizard of Oz' drama 'Emerald City,' and a pilot order for 'Grey's Anatomy' vet Katherine Heigl's CIA drama 'State of Affairs.'

To Be Continued: 18 Movie Franchises Finding New Life on TV

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 19, 2013 @ 1:00 PM
Lionsgate/Dimension Films/Warner Bros.
Recently it seems as if TV reboots of famous and iconic films has reached a fever pitch, with ‘American Psycho’ and even ‘Man on Fire’ targeted for TV treatment on the bankability of their franchise names alone. We’ve written at length about TV adaptations as the hot new way to reboot movie franchises

'Wizard of Oz' TV Tornado Sweeps Up NBC for 'Game of Thrones'-Style 'Emerald City'

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 23, 2013 @ 1:59 PM
Disney
Stop us if you've heard this one before, but it seems 'The Wizard of Oz' has landed another house on the upcoming TV development season. Following news that CBS had an eye toward adapting Frank Baum's 1900 classic as medical drama 'Dorothy,' NBC has begun development on its own fantasy take, 'Emerald City,' utilizing a darker, 'Game of Thrones'-influenced approach to the classic story.