How Many 'Wizard of Oz' Projects Are Headed to TV? Would You Believe Five? Here's the List, Including the Newest Addition Deadline
Yet anther high-profile "Wizard of Oz" TV project is in the works, bringing the total at this point to five. Deadline.com reports that the latest addition to the list is a Lifetime project.
Lifetime is working on "Red Brick Road," described as a "Game of Thrones"-type take on the classic story, the story reports.
"In the classic 1939 feature, when Dorothy set off for the Emerald City, she followed the Yellow Brick Road," the piece notes. "But among the yellow bricks at Dorothy’s feet, there was also a swirl of red bricks. They’ve been there the whole time in plain sight. Unnoticed. Unexplored. Which raises the question -- just where do they go?"
In the Lifetime project, Dorothy will go to the "oldest, darkest and most dangerous parts of Oz," the story notes.
"'Red Brick Road' is the fifth Oz-themed project to land a network sale in the past three months," Deadline reports, noting that the project joins "NBC’s drama 'Emerald City,' a dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz in the vein of 'Game of Thrones'; CBS’s 'Dorothy,' a medical soap inspired by the characters and themes from 'The Wizard of Oz'; the CW’s 'Dorothy Must Die,' a revisionist take on L. Frank Baum’s classic based on the upcoming young adult novel by Danielle Paige; and Syfy’s miniseries 'Warriors of Oz' from director Timur Bekmambetov, a fantasy-action reimagining of the classic story."