The Wizard of Oz insanity continues as yet another Oz-themed TV show gets traction.
Penned by Armus and Foster, the project is reportedly based on Danielle Paige's upcoming YA novel Dorothy Must Die, which is "a revisionist take on the classic tale set in present day, 80 years after Dorothy Gale supposedly came home. In reality, the magically-ever-youthful Dorothy has stayed in Oz, presiding over a now fascist fairyland with her perfectly manicured iron fist and the help of her henchmen -- the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. But when another young woman from Kansas is swept up in a tornado and magically dropped into this war-torn Oz, our hero discovers a revolutionary underground of witches and enchanted beings only to learn that she is destined to lead their people in the fight to reclaim Oz from a power-hungry Dorothy's ruthless clutches.
The book will be published next April, with a digital prequel novella called No Place Like Oz available now.
Dorothy Must Die will mark the fourth Wizard of Oz TV project sold in the last two months. That show joins NBC's Emerald City, a dark reimagining of the classic story (à la Game of Thrones); CBS's Dorothy, a medical soap drama based around Oz characters; and Syfy's miniseries Warriors Of Oz, a fantasy-action retelling of the Oz story.
Source : ign[dot]com