NBC calls time on ‘Emerald City’

Emerald City was to be a modern re-imagining of the classic Wizard of Oz universe

It looks like NBC are taking notes from Elton John and saying goodbye to the ‘Yellow Brick Road’.

The television network has basically called time on its plans to develop a television spinoff to ‘The Wizard Of OZ,’ which has been called ‘Emerald City.’

Emerald City was to be a modern re-imagining of the classic Wizard of Oz universe, blending elements from author L. Frank Baum’s 14-novel collection. (Think Game of Thrones, but with flying monkeys).

The show was to feature a colorful cast of characters, including Dorothy, her love interest Henry, the witches — named North and West — and, of course, the Wizard of Oz.

It’s still possible Universal Television could shop the series to another network, but no such plans have been made.

(Via TV Line)

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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