'Wizard of Oz' NBC series adaptation is being compared with 'Game of Thrones'(Read article summary)
NBC has ordered 10 episodes of a TV series based on L. Frank Baum's books but said to be reimagined in the vein of 'Game of Thrones.'
Will the world of Oz created by L. Frank Baum get a new TV adaptation?
NBC has reportedly ordered 10 episodes of a TV series titled â€śEmerald Cityâ€ť that will be based on Baumâ€™s works. However, the series may take a more sinister turn than fans of the 1939 MGM musical would expect.
According to Deadline, the show will be â€śa modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz in the vein of Game Of Thrones, drawing upon stories from Baumâ€™s original 14 books that include lethal warriors, competing kingdoms, and the infamous wizard as weâ€™ve never seen him before.â€ť
Famous protagonist Dorothy Gale will be featured on the show and will be a â€śheadstrong 20-year-oldâ€ť who â€śis unwittingly sent on an eye-opening journey that thrusts her into the center of an epic and bloody battle for the control of Oz.â€ť
The show is coming from Matthew Arnold, who is the creator and showrunner for the NBC series "Siberia."
Another "Oz"-themed TV project on which we previously reported is a medical drama titled â€śDorothy.â€ť The show was in development at CBS at the time.