Emerald City is a modern reimagining of the beloved classic, The Wizard of Oz and follows a grown-up version of Dorothy Gale, who works as a nurse. Searching for details about her birth mother, Gale is soon swept away by a tornado and finds herself in a magical land of witches and wizards. However, Oz is different to the Oz we know. It’s much darker and just a little more violent than its predecessors, so no, probably not kid friendly.
As Dorothy begins her quest to return home, she befriends the scarecrow/Lucas and they continue on to see the all-powerful Wizard. Throughout her journey, Dorothy encounters tribal Munchkins, the opium addicted Wicked Witch of the West and drone monkeys.
The 10-episode series directed by Tarsem Singh stars Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Vincent D’Onofrio.
The first two episodes of Emerald City premiere Friday January 6th on NBC at 9/8c.