‘Wizard of Oz’ Drama From Tim Kring Eyed by The CW

'Wizard of Oz' Drama From Tim Kring Eyed by The CW

Project envisions an Oz where Dorothy has become a merciless ruler

The CW could be off to see the wizard soon.

The network is in talks for a “Wizard of Oz:-themed   drama from “Heroes” team Tim Kring, Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap on Friday.

Also read: ‘Heroes’ Creator Tim Kring Working on Conspiracy Thriller With Interactive Elements

Armus and Foster would write the project, which is based on the upcoming Danielle Paige book “Dorothy Must Die,” with Kring producing.

The book, due from HarperTeen early next year, delivers a contemporary spin on the L. Frank Baum classic. Set in modern times, the book envisions a scenario where Dorothy actually never returned to Kansas, but instead now rules over a fascist version of Oz, where she keeps things on tight lockdown with the help of the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion.

However, a challenger appears in the form of another woman from Kansas who arrives in Oz and leads a resistance movement to topple Dorothy's regime.

A digital prequel to “Dorothy Must Die,” dubbed “No Place Like Oz,” is currently available.

  • Bill Wenham

    If people ever read the books they'd know that eventually Dorothy returned to Oz with her aunt and uncle, and ended up living there, as the books were kinda anti-American, not the propaganda the MGM film offered.

  • Jackie Rose

    Among the many sequels, there was one where women took over the government.

  • Devin McMusters

    Please don't crap all over a classic just for another hideous tv show.