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Emerald City Is Coming Back to NBC

The Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz Photo: Warner Bros.

Emerald City, a Wizard of Oz–inspired drama in the vein of Game of Thrones, is returning to NBC after being nixed and reworked. Deadline reports that the network gave it a ten-episode series order after writer-EP David Schulner redeveloped it. The main difference, it appears, is that 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.” Yes, you read that correctly: Toto is now the Arnold Schwarzenegger of dogs, and the yellow brick road will probably be painted red. We’ll see what happens.