Tarsem Singh

NBC's 'Emerald City' gives Dorothy a gun and sends her off to a very different Oz

NBC's 'Emerald City' gives Dorothy a gun and sends her off to a very different Oz

A vast and mysterious land with magic spells, valiant swordsmen, contested rulers and epic tribal battles.

Westeros?

Nope. It's "The Wizard of Oz."

‎NBC unveiled its long-gestating limited series "Emerald City" at New York Comic-Con on Saturday, showing half of the two-hour special set to debut Jan. 6. The show sports a decidedly current, "Games of Throne-ish" vibe. As the action sweeps across epic vistas in a land before time, it offers up incantations, scheming and deadly serious quests — all while riffing on mainstay L. Frank Baum elements.

"The challenge for all of us here is to find a new way of telling an old...

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