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‘Emerald City’ is a ‘Game of Thrones’-style reboot of ‘The Wizard of Oz’

OK, this looks pretty cool.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 24, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 12:50 pm CDT

Are you ready for a gritty reboot of The Wizard of Oz? We hope so, because the trailer for NBC’s Emerald City is here, and it looks pretty cool.

Bringing Dorothy Gale to the present day (and aging her up to an adult), Emerald City falls somewhere between Game of Thrones and the more colorful fantasy world of Once Upon a Time.

To give you an idea of the grittyness level, the scarecrow is a man who was strung up on a cross by the roadside while covered in straw, but the overall tone is pretty campy, with luxurious production design and Vincent D’Onofrio playing a fantasy king.

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The first 10-episode season begins in on Jan. 6.

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*First Published: Nov 24, 2016, 9:45 am CST