News

The CW Plans Oz-Inspired Series Dorothy Must Die

Source:   Deadline
September 6, 2013


Another foray into the world of L. Frank Baum's "Oz" books is on the way, this time targeting the small screen. Deadline reports that a series based on the forthcoming Oz-inspired young adult novel "Dorothy Must Die" is being developed for The CW by "Heroes" creator Tim Kring, Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster.

"Dorothy Must Die" won't see publication until 2014 but a prequel novella, "No Place Like Oz," will be published in November with the following official description:

Dorothy clicked her heels three times and returned to Kansas. The end... or was it? Although she's happy to be home with Aunt Em, Dorothy has regretted her decision to leave Oz ever since. So when a mysterious gift arrives at her doorstep on her sixteenth birthday, Dorothy jumps at the chance to return to the glittering city that made her a star.

Setting off for the Emerald City, Dorothy is eager to be reunited with her friends: the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. But she soon discovers that in the time she's been gone, Oz has changed—and Dorothy has, too. This time, the yellow brick road leads her down a very different path. And before her journey is through, Dorothy will find that the line between wicked and good has become so blurred she's not sure which side of it she's on.


It has been a busy time as of late for the public domain fantasy world. Earlier this year, Sam Raimi's Oz The Great and Powerful offered a prequel to the Baum series. Next year, Summertime Entertainment will offer their animated take, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return. Timur Bekmambetov, meanwhile, is developing his own series, "Warriors of Oz," for Syfy while NBC is developing their own take, "Emerald City."


| 0 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

The First Cosplay Photos From WonderCon 2014!
Saturday Night Live to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Feb. 15, 2015
Check Out the Quidditch-Like Sport in How to Train Your Dragon 2
New Footage From Godzilla Debuts in Latest TV Spot!
WonderCon: Man-Bats Attack in New Son of Batman Clip
The Full Trailer for Ryan Murphy's The Normal Heart
Octodad: Dadliest Catch Hits PlayStation 4 on Tuesday
The Star Wars News Roundup - 4.18.14
First Official Photos From Macbeth, Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard
The New 4v1 Teaser Trailer for Evolve
Godzilla Director Gareth Edwards on Taking the Film Seriously
How Big is a Full-Sized Dragon in Game of Thrones?
The Red Band Trailer for Swearnet, From the Stars of Trailer Park Boys
Citadel Helmer Ciaran Foy to Direct Sinister 2
Steven Spielberg Eyes The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Chris Pine Targets True Coast Guard Drama The Finest Hours
The Jersey Boys Trailer is Here!
Watch the First Three Minutes of the Joss Whedon-Scripted In Your Eyes

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners