The world of Oz has been revisited and reimagined seemingly dozens of times now and the end result is NEVER good. NBC is taking their own shot at finally getting the material right in their latest; the 10-episode event series Emerald City. The kind folks at NBC gave me the entire series to review, I’m going to try to avoid spoiling anything past the 2nd episode and will pretend like I haven’t watched the entire thing. Although, I desperately want to talk about the back half of the season, more than the front. The 2-Hr Series premiere debuts January 6, 2017.
NBC is taking three of its new genre shows – Midnight, Texas, Emerald city and Timeless to New York Comic-Con 2016 (October 6-9).
The panels for Midnight, Texas and Emerald City (October 8th) will feature screenings of their pilots and discussions with their stars and producers. The panel for Timeless (October 9th) will feature a screening of the show’s second episode followed by a discussion with the show’s stars and producers.
Timeless, from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is the major new addition to NBC’s 2016-17 Fall Schedule – moving into the post The Voice timeslot where it will be followed by The Voice.
This Is Us – disparate people’s lives intersect in curious ways – follows The Voice on Tuesdays, leading into Chicago Fire.
Monday’s hit, Blindspot, moves to Wednesday – followed by Law & Order: SVU and Chicago P.D.
Superstore opens Thursday, followed by The Good Place (starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson) – and closes with dramas Chicago Med and The Blacklist.
Firday’s schedule slots Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon ahead of Grimm – which continues to lead into Dateline NBC.
Following Sunday Night Football’s run, Sundays will bring back Little Big Shots, the newest Chicago series, Chicago Justice, and season two of Shades of Justice.
Mid-Season brings four new dramas: Taken, Midnight, Texas, Emerald City and The Blacklist: Redemption; four new comedies Great News, Trial & Error, Powerless and Marlon; and one alternative series The Wall. For show descriptions and NBC’s full 2016-17 Fall Schedule, follow the jump.
We’re not in Kansas anymore – but OZ never looked like this!
Per the Emerald City website: Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world — a mystical land in great peril, where an all-powerful Wizard has forbidden magic and rules over the many kingdoms. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen before – where lethal warriors roam, wicked witches plot in the shadows, and a young girl from Kansas becomes the headstrong hero who holds the fate of their world in her hands.
Follow the jump for two more photos from Emerald City – coming soon to NBC.
OZ at war? Dorothy Gale stuck in the middle of it? Emerald City is not your grandfather’s OZ! NBC has given the series a 10-episode, straight-to-series order. With characters and situations from L. Frank Baum’s 14-book series to serve as inspiration, this one could a great deal of fun.
Based on a critically acclaimed Australian miniseries, The Slap takes the same point of origin – a man slaps a couple’s misbehaving child. This small domestic incident leads to the discovery of secrets; the disintegration of a family and challenges the core American values of all concerned.
For more, check out the press release following the jump.