38% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed by Tarsem Singh
First episode date 6 January 2017
Composer(s) Trevor Morris
Based on Oz book series by L. Frank Baum
Developed by Matthew Arnold Josh Friedman
Starring Adria Arjona Oliver Jackson-Cohen Ana Ularu Mido Hamada Gerran Howell Jordan Loughran Joely Richardson Vincent D'Onofrio
Executive producers David Schulner, Shaun Cassidy, Matthew Arnold, Josh Friedman, Tarsem Singh
Cast Adria Arjona, Vincent D'Onofrio, Oliver Jackson‑Cohen, Ana Ularu, Gerran Howell
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Emerald City is an American fantasy television series developed for NBC by Matthew Arnold and Josh Friedman, and based on the Oz book series written by L. Frank Baum, set in the fictional Land of Oz. Directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu and Vincent D'Onofrio, Emerald City received a 10-episode order for its first season by NBC in April 2015, which premiered on January 6, 2017 with a two-episode debut, and concluded on March 3, 2017.
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Emerald city tv show facts we know so far
After being transported from Lucas, Kansas to the Land of Oz by a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale sets out to find the Wizard, unaware that she is about to fulfill a prophecy that will change everyone's lives forever.
The series was created by Matthew Arnold who pitched an alternate telling, a dark, edgy version of The Wizard of Oz to Universal Television. Arnold wrote the pilot script, which then received a 10 episode direct-to-series order on NBC. Josh Friedman was brought on as showrunner.
The series was originally slated to air in 2015, with filming scheduled to begin in 2014. However, it was cancelled before entering production due to creative differences between Friedman and the studio.
On April 15, 2015, NBC reversed course and decided to go ahead with the series. On July 14, 2015, it was announced that Tarsem Singh would direct all ten episodes of the first season, with David Schulner as new showrunner, replacing Josh Friedman, and Shaun Cassidy coming on board as executive producer.
A special episode, titled "Oz Reimagined: The Making of Emerald City", originally aired on December 16, 2016, and detailed the behind the scenes of the series including locations, effects, costumes and interviews.
The series premiered on January 6, 2017 in the U.S. on NBC. Emerald City also premiered in the same day in Brazil on Fox Action, and continues to be displayed simultaneously with the American view. The series launched on 5Star in the UK on February 8, 2017 to 650,000 viewers, the TV station's largest audience to date.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 38% approval rating based on 39 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "Dark and brooding, but also confusing and contrived, Emerald City is the Game of Thrones/Wizard of Oz mashup nobody asked for." Metacritic reported a score of 47 out of 100 based on 31 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".