Ready to head back to Oz? We hope so, for Legendary Television is developing a new Oz-based TV series.
Courtesy of Variety, this to-be-titled project will be set in the universe popularised by L. Frank Baum’s Land of Oz and, of course, 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. At this early juncture, Now You See Me’s Ed Ricourt has been brought in to write and produce the show. He’ll be joined on the production side of things by dj2 Entertainment’s Dmitri M. Johnson and Stephan Bugaj.
On this news, Ricourt enthused, “I’m thrilled to partner with Legendary TV and dj2 to adapt my take on Baum’s rich, complex Oz book series which has influenced me creatively since childhood.”
With The Wonderful Wizard of Oz story released in 1900, Baum’s Land of Oz series ended up producing a whopping thirteen John R. Neill-illustrated sequels; the final took books being released after Baum’s death in 1919.
In the years since then, we’ve seen a slew of movie and TV takes on this iconic property. The most recent of these being NBC’s Emerald City which was scrapped in 2017 after just one single season.
Expect more on all of this as we get it.