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