NBC is scrapping a drama after giving it a series order earlier this year. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network dropped the “Wizard of Oz”-themed drama “Emerald City,” which had a straight-to-series 10-episode order.
“NBC has opted not to move forward with the project after the network and producers could not agree on a shared vision for the show. Studio Universal TV will likely shop the series to other potential suitors,” the story notes.
The decision comes after NBC pushed the project at Comic-Con last month, although it hadn’t yet started casting. “Emerald City” is billed as a “dramatic and modern reimagining,” with Dorothy, who is 20 years old in the project, at the center of an epic battle.
It’s the latest straight-to-series order to get dropped, with Fox’s ancient Egyptian drama “Hieroglyph” being cut after it had filmed a pilot, the piece notes. Tapping straight-to-series projects has become more common as networks compete for projects with cable networks and streaming services, the report adds.