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Emerald City (TV series)

Emerald City
Genre
  • Drama
  • Fantasy
Based on Oz book series 
by L. Frank Baum
Written by David Schulner
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Single camera
Production company(s) Universal Television
Shaun Cassidy Productions
Mount Moriah
Release
Original channel NBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
External links
Website

Emerald City is an upcoming American fantasy television series based on the Land of Oz book series written by L. Frank Baum. A 10-episode first season has been ordered straight to series by NBC on April 15, 2015.[2]

Development and production

The series was created by Matthew Arnold who pitched a dark, edgy version of The Wizard of Oz to Universal Television. Arnold wrote the pilot script, which then received a 10 episode direct-to-series order on NBC. Josh Friedman was brought on as showrunner.[3]

The series was originally slated to air in 2015, with filming scheduled to begin in 2014.[4] However, the series was canceled before entering production due to creative differences between Friedman and the studio.[5]

On April 15, 2015, NBC reversed course and decided to go ahead with the series after all.[6]

On July 14, 2015, it was announced that Tarsem Singh would direct all 10 episodes of season 1,[7] with David Schulner as new showrunner, replacing Josh Friedman.[8]

Cast

References

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  10. ^ http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/vincent-donofrio-wizard-of-oz-nbc-emerald-city-cast-1201623438/
  11. ^ http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/vincent-donofrio-wizard-of-oz-nbc-emerald-city-cast-1201623438/
  12. ^ http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/vincent-donofrio-wizard-of-oz-nbc-emerald-city-cast-1201623438/

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