NBC's gamble in resurrecting the live TV musical paid off handsomely (for viewers and tweets, anyway), so the network has set their sights even higher. NBC will next look to adapt 'Peter Pan' as a live televised performance, and has also given a series order to 'Wizard of Oz' drama 'Emerald City,' and a pilot order for 'Grey's Anatomy' vet Katherine Heigl's CIA drama 'State of Affairs.'
Though technically the latest 'Wizard of Oz' TV series adaptation in the manic race to cash in on the film's 75th anniversary had been in development before the others, 'Game of Thrones'-style 'Red Brick Road' has officially landed a house on the Lifetime channel.
Forget 'The Wizard of Oz,' we're closer to the 'Wizard of Oy,' at this point. Following NBC's announcement to develop a 'Game of Thrones'-style take on the L. Frank Baum mythology titled 'Emerald City,' which itself followed CBS modern medical drama 'Dorothy,' The CW has thrown their hat onto the yellow brick road in developing a "what if" take on the classic tale, titled 'Dorothy Must Die.'
Stop us if you've heard this one before, but it seems 'The Wizard of Oz' has landed another house on the upcoming TV development season. Following news that CBS had an eye toward adapting Frank Baum's 1900 classic as medical drama 'Dorothy,' NBC has begun development on its own fantasy take, 'Emerald City,' utilizing a darker, 'Game of Thrones'-influenced approach to the classic story.
The Syfy channel wants to get in on the recent resurgence of 'The Wizard of Oz'-related material with their own revised and rebooted Oz. The plan is to move the story to a post-apocalyptic future, and have 'Abraham LIncoln: Vampire Hunter' director Timur Bekmambetov at the helm of their version, which is titled 'Warriors of Oz.'
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