NBC is apparently back on the Yellow Brick Road.
The network has given a series order to the “Wizard of Oz”-inspired drama “Emerald City,” which had originally been placed in development by the network in 2013.
The drama, which has received a straight-to-series, 10-episode order, offers a dark twist on the classic tale, telling the story of 20-year-old Dorothy Gale, who’s transported to another world with her dog — this time, a police canine — to a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy.
“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,” a description of the series reads.
Clearly, we’re not in Kansas anymore.
While the project was originally developed with Matthew Arnold, who created the NBC summer series “Siberia,” the revived version has David Schulner (“Do No Harm,” “Dracula,” “The Playboy Club”) at the reins as executive producer and writer.