The Wizard of Oz

NBC’s Gritty ‘Emerald City’ Adds a Sexy Scarecrow, ‘Self/Less’ Director

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 14, 2015 @ 4:19 PM
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It wasn’t long after Comic-Con 2014 that NBC pulled the plug on its Wizard of Oz event series Emerald City, but despite the lack of bus ads in San Diego this year, the new vision of Dorothy appears right on track over that rainbow. Not only has the “Scarecrow” been cast, but so too has Self/Less director Tarsem Singh signed on to helm all ten episodes.

NBC ‘Wizard of Oz’ Event Series ‘Emerald City’ Casts ‘True Detective’ Star as Dorothy

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 15, 2015 @ 11:00 PM
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NBC’s stab at Wizard of Oz nostalgia first hit a snag, as the network unexpectedly dropped a house on its proposed Emerald City plans, only to click its heels and resurrect the event series. Now, NBC has even chosen a Dorothy for its gritty reboot, tasking True Detective Season 2 star Adria Arjona to head over the rainbow.

NBC Un-Cancels its Completely Insane ‘Wizard of Oz’ Reboot ‘Emerald City’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 15, 2015 @ 3:13 PM
Just hours after the comic wrap-up of Revolution had us wondering which TV series NBC would pull kicking and screaming from its grave next, the peacock’s latest revival emerges without having made it to air in the first place. Fresh off its first cancellation, NBC’s gritty Wizard of Oz reboot Emerald City has been revived with a series order.

Revisiting 'Return to Oz', the Bizarre and Horrifying Sequel Your Childhood Forgot

by Britt Hayes August 29, 2014 @ 8:43 AM
This week marks the 75th anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz,' the classic 1939 film that stands out in the minds of many as one of the greatest films in cinema history. But what you may have forgotten is Disney's often overlooked 1985 sequel, 'Return to Oz' -- the arguably more faithful but much darker and totally terrifying follow-up that eschewed the musical elements and the vibrant colors to embrace metaphors about childhood trauma and escapist fantasies ... you know, for kids.

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

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 19, 2014 @ 8:25 PM
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!

Watch Pink's 'Wizard of Oz' Tribute From the 2014 Oscars

by Jacob Hall March 2, 2014 @ 10:04 PM
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As frustrating as it was for an already long ceremony to pause for a seemingly unnecessary musical number, all was immediately forgiven when Pink took to the 2014 Oscars stage to perform a rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as part of a 'Wizard of Oz' tribute. Sure, that iconic musical fantasy may have nothing to do with anything happening in or around the broadcast, but does anyone really need a reason to celebrate one of the greatest films ever made?

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

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.'

'Supernatural' Review: "Slumber Party"

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 30, 2013 @ 7:58 AM
The CW
Supernatural’ season 9 summons its fourth episode of the year in “Slumber Party,” as Charlie's (Felicia Day) return becomes complicated when the boys stumble into a decades-old mystery of the true 'Wizard of Oz' within the Men of Letters base.
Last week’s ‘Supernatural’ episode, “I'm No Angel,” saw Castiel struggle to adapt to the challenges of humanity while on the run from the angels, and Dean was forced to make a difficult choice in the pursuit of his fallen friend, so what does the fourth season 9 episode bring?  What strange and unexpected challenges will the Winchesters face in the coming year?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Supernatural’ season 9 episode 4, “Slumber Party”!

'Supernatural' "Slumber Party" Sneak Preview: Felicia Day Returns, Meets 'The Wizard of Oz'?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 24, 2013 @ 9:43 AM
The CW
This past week's more Castiel-centric 'Superantural' installment "I'm No Angel" dropped some heavy emotional moments between the characters, but next Tuesday's "Slumber Party" will feel much lighter, both literally and figuratively. Not only does Charlie (Felicia Day) return, but the boys discover the real-life Dorothy trapped in their wall, fresh from a visit to Oz!

'Wizard of Oz' TV Tornado Travels Down the 'Red Brick Road' for Lifetime's 'Game of Thrones'-Style Drama

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 11, 2013 @ 7:08 PM
Warner Bros.
Though technically the latest 'Wizard of Oz' TV series adaptation in the manic race to cash in on the film's 75th anniversary had been in development before the others, 'Game of Thrones'-style 'Red Brick Road' has officially landed a house on the Lifetime channel.