added: Fri, Dec 30th '16
NBC has released a couple of new previews for the upcoming fantasy series "Emerald City," which is offering a dark and contemporary take on L. Frank Baum's classic fairytale "The Wizard of Oz."
Directed by former music video helmer-turned-filmmaker Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Fall, The Cell), the ten-episode NBC drama stars Adria Arjona (True Detective, The Belko Experiment) as a 20-year-old Dorothy Gale, a Kansas City police officer who, after being swept up by a powerful tornado with her four-legged K9 partner, Toto, is magically transported into a fantasy kingdom filled with warring tribes of witches and warlocks.
The cast also includes Vincent D'Onofrio (Daredevil, Jurassic World) as the Wizard, Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck) as Glinda; the "Good" Witch, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (NBC's Dracula) as Lucas, the show's version of the scarecrow.
Executive produced and written by David Schulner (Do No Harm), "Emerald City" is set to premiere next week, beginning Friday, January 6 on NBC.
In the blink of a tornado's eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and a K9 police dog are swept into a world far removed from our own - a mystical land of competing realms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy.
Starring Vincent D'Onofrio as the guileful Wizard and directed by the visionary Tarsem Singh across three European countries, this is Oz completely reimagined -- a place where familiar characters show up in fresh, unexpected ways, and where an unsuspecting young woman holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands. And as Dorothy navigates this dangerous world and uncovers her true destiny, we'll see there's no place like ... Oz.
directed by Tarsem Singh
starring Adria Arjona, Vincent D'Onofrio, Joely Richardson, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Florence Kasumba, Ana Ularu, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Gerran Howell, Jordan Loughran, Stefanie Martini, Mido Hamada
release date January 6, 2017 (on NBC)