Variety reports that Legendary Entertainment is currently developing a TV series set in the Land of Oz – though do not expect Dorothy or the Cowardly Lion to be included.
Based on L. Frank Baum’s classic novels, the untitled series will be produced and written by Ed Ricourt and will focus on stories and characters that haven’t previously been explored.
The show’s synopsis is: “When the return of a long-exiled Witch brings fear, division and war to Oz, the only hope is a servant girl who may become the most powerful and dangerous woman in the land. “
No word on where this series might air, but dj2 Entertainment (Sonic: The Hedgehog upcoming movie) will produce. Ricourt co-wrote the screenplay for Now You See Me, and worked on Wayward Pines and Jessica Jones.
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