Modern-Day Take on The Wizard of Oz in the Works


Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights,” Parenthood) is overseeing a a modern-day take on “The Wizard of Oz” at NBC.

The drama “Dorothy Gale” comes from “Friday Night Lights” writer Bridget Carpenter, who is executive producing; Katims will serve as a non-writing executive producer with Meryl Poster.

The script follows the story of Dorothy, a girl from Kansas who tries to tackle modern-day Manhattan (her version of the Emerald City). Dorothy finds a job in the art world — and must deal with a wicked boss.