NBC Moving Forward With ‘Emerald City’ After All

Network had scrapped plans for ‘Wizard of Oz’ event series last summer

Eight months after scrapping it, NBC has decided to move forward with its Wizard of Oz re-imagining after all.

The 10-episode event series, titled Emerald City, was originally ordered straight-to-series in January 2014. In August, however, NBC dropped the project over creative differences with executive producer/writer Josh Friedman. David Schulner has since taken over production.

Emerald City, which puts a different spin on the classic tale, centers on a 20-year-old Dorothy and her K9 police dog, who get transported to another world. In this version of Oz, NBC’s logline states: “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.”