By T. Mack
NBC’s new series Emerald City is built on the premise of The Wizard of Oz and set to premier this Fall with 10 episodes. Some aspects of the original story will be in place, however it seems this show will take a darker spin on the classic tale. Adria Arjona (CBS’s Person of Interest, HBO’s True Detective) has been cast in the lead role of Dorothy Gale. Like the original story, Dorothy will get swept away to Oz with her canine sidekick, though this heroine promises to be a lot less helpless than many previous incarnations. She is described in the show summary as a “headstrong warrior.” It’s also worth noting that this version of Toto is a K-9 unit police dog. As Deadline reports, this new show is “described as a modern and dark re-imagining of the classic tale of Oz in the vein of Game of Thrones.”
NBC is also searching this summer for another Dorothy Gale for their live staging of The Wiz.