[TV] CW Latest to Develop Wizard of Oz-Themed TV Series
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.07.2013
Network in talks for Dorothy Must Die...
The Wizard of Oz franchise is finding itself with a host of potential series coming up. As previously reported, CBS is developing a medical soap opera titled Dorothy and NBC is working on Emerald City which is a dark reimagining of the story. Now, Deadline reports that The CW is in talks for Dorothy Must Die, which comes from Tim Kring (Heroes), Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster.
The series is said to be based on the upcoming young adult novel which is "a revisionist take on the classic tale set in present day, 80 years after Dorothy Gale supposedly came home. In reality, the magically-ever-youthful Dorothy has stayed in Oz, presiding over a now fascist fairyland with her perfectly manicured iron fist and the help of her henchmen -- the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. But when another young woman from Kansas is swept up in a tornado and magically dropped into this war-torn Oz, our hero discovers a revolutionary underground of witches and enchanted beings only to learn that she is destined to lead their people in the fight to reclaim Oz from a power-hungry Dorothy's ruthless clutches."