NBC Drops ‘Emerald City’

By April Lara | 2 years ago
NBC Drops ‘Emerald City’

NBC is not going down the yellow brick road this time. According to Variety, “Emerald City” was ordered for a Fall TV season premiere, but the network decided not to push through with the fantasy drama. It was announced months before it was set to be aired during the 75th anniversary of the “Wizard of Oz.” Read on to more details about this update.

Variety reported that Matthew Arnold and Josh Friedman were the ones working behind “Emerald City.” If the TV project did happen, it was supposed to be a 10-episode series and a “dark reimagining” of L. Frank Baum’s classic Oz tale.


The show didn’t push through due to creative differences between NBC executives and Friedman, one of the series creators.  Eventually, NBC dropped the show, but that doesn’t mean that there will be no “Emerald City” because a different network might just pick up the show.

This is not the only show that gets picked up and dropped by a network; “Emerald City” now joins FOX’s “Hieroglyph.” The series is set during the ancient in Egypt. Just like “Emerald City,” it got picked up into a series but were dropped as well. It was more tragic for the latter because the show already has official cast members and has already filmed its pilot.

What do you think? Do you still want to see “Emerald City” on your TV screens? Which network do you think should pick up the show? Or do you think a different network will pick it up? Let us know by posting your comments below!

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