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18 items from 2017


Emerald City

5 May 2017 11:46 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: NBCEpisodes: 10 (hour)Seasons: OneTV show dates: January 6, 2017 -- March 3, 2017Series status: CancelledPerformers include: Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, Gerran Howell, Jordan Loughran, Joely Richardson, and Vincent D'Onofrio.TV show description:      A fantasy drama, this TV series is based on the Land of Oz book series written by L. Frank Baum. It's the tale of a young woman finding her true strength and identity as she battles to bring a divided world together.While searching for her mother, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is swept up into the eye of a tornado and transported to a mystical world. It’s where an all-powerful ruler called the Wizard (Vincent D'Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic and faces a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force -- as well »

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Emerald City: Cancelled by NBC; No Second Season

5 May 2017 11:22 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It seems Dorothy Gale will return to Kansas. NBC has cancelled the Emerald City TV show. There will be no season two. The fantasy drama starred Adria Arjona, Vincent D’Onofrio, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, Gerran Howell, Jordan Loughran, and Joely Richardson.  As usual, it comes down to the ratings. The first season of Emerald City on NBC averaged a 0.72 rating in the 18-49 demographic and an audience of 3.02 million viewers. When you compare its ratings to those of other NBC TV shows, the cancellation is understandable.  Read More… »

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‘Emerald City’ Canceled at NBC After One Season

4 May 2017 7:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s the end of the yellow brick road for NBC’s “Emerald City.”

The fantasy series, inspired by L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz” tales, has been canceled after one season, Variety has confirmed.

Emerald City” becomes the second freshman show to be yanked at NBC, following “Powerless,” which was essentially canceled with the network pulling the show from its schedule. Over the next week, leading up to Upfronts, network executives will be tasked with axing more bubble shows.

Debuting in January, “Emerald City” never found an audience over its 10 episodes. Opening to 4.5 million viewers, the drama dipped week-to-week to a season low of 2.3 million viewers, slightly ticking up for its finale with an audience of just under 2.9 million.

Emerald City” was a darker take on the classic “Wizard of Oz,” following 20-year-old Dorothy Gale, played by Adria Arjona, and her K9 police dog from Kansas who, after a tornado, are »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Film Review: ‘Despite the Falling Snow’

31 March 2017 8:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Here’s a good rule of thumb: If you’re putting out a movie you actually want audiences to see, don’t make “Despite” the first word of the title. “Despite the Falling Snow” is a phrase that barely sticks in the mind for the time it takes to read it; given that the movie wants to be a Cold War romantic espionage thriller, you can imagine a hundred titles that would be more alluring. Yet here’s one case where the tone deaf-ness is far from incidental. The picture was written and directed by the British author Shamim Sarif, adapting her novel of the same name (as she has done twice before, with “The World Unseen” and “I Can’t Think Straight”), and it’s the kind of dud in which the bad decisions pile up as you watch. If the movie had been called “Casablanca” or “Notorious,” it »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Emerald City: Season Two; Would You Watch More of the NBC Series?

10 March 2017 9:21 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Should NBC return to the Land of Oz? The network's freshman series Emerald City just ended its first season on March 3rd, but should it be renewed for second two?Based on the books by L. Frank Baum, the Emerald City fantasy drama follows Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona), a young woman who is transported from Kansas to a mystical and mysterious land called "Oz." The cast also includes Vincent D’Onofrio, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, Gerran Howell, Jordan Loughran, and Joely Richardson. Read More… »

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Emerald City: EPs Ready to Make Season Two of NBC Series

6 March 2017 4:10 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Click your heels together three times and make a wish, Oz fans. EPs Shaun Cassidy and David Schulner are ready, willing, and able to make a second season of the Emerald City TV show, should NBC choose to take them up on it. The first 10-episode limited season concluded its run on Friday, March 3rd, with the finale episode, "There's No Place Like Home."A limited event series, Emerald City starred Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, Gerran Howell, Jordan Loughran, Joely Richardson, and Vincent D'Onofrio. Isabel Lucas, Roxy Sternberg, Stefanie Martini, Rebeka Rea, and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson recurred on the NBC fantasy drama, based on the Oz novels by L. Frank Baum.Read More… »

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Emerald City Sneak Peek: A Shocking Truth Brings Dorothy and Lucas Closer

9 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Will the reveal of Dorothy’s lie be the last straw for Emerald City‘s Lucas?

Or quite the opposite?

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

As seen in this sneak peek from Friday’s episode (NBC, 9/8c), Dorothy (played by Adria Arjona), Lucas (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) and a sleeping Silvie are holed up in a remote farmhouse, ostensibly hiding from the Wizard’s Guard, when Dorothy comes clean about the arrangement she made with the Wizard to secure her a trip home to Kansas.

Dorothy’s confession raises the topic of Lucas’ ultimate loyalty… »

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Emerald City: Season One Ratings

7 January 2017 12:30 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

There have been many successful projects based on the Land of Oz book series by L. Frank Baum. There's also been a number of flops. Now, NBC is trying a television series called Emerald City. Will it be another hit or a disappointment? Will the Emerald City TV show be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.A fantasy drama, Emerald City is the tale of a young woman named Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona). She finds her true strength and identity as she battles to bring a divided world together. An all-powerful ruler called the Wizard (Vincent D'Onofrio) governs over one kingdom. He has outlawed magic and faces a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force -- as well as the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches. The rest of the cast includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, Gerran Howell, Jordan Loughran, and »

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NBC's Emerald City: Will You Continue to Follow the You-Know-What?

6 January 2017 8:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC commenced its journey to Emerald City on Friday night, with the first two hours of its 10-episode riff on The Wizard of Oz. Will you stay by Dorothy’s side for the remainder of the trek?

RelatedEmerald City Review: NBC’s Oz Reboot Has Courage, Short on Brains

Emerald City stars Adria Arjona (True Detective) as Dorothy, a Kansas nurse who as a newborn was dropped on the Gales’ doorstep, and on her 20th birthday decides to reach out her birth mother. In doing so, though, Dorothy finds a murdered cop inside her birth mom’s trailer home, »

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‘Emerald City’ Review: Embrace Tarsem’s Crazypants ‘Wizard of Oz’ Adaptation, and Reap The Rewards

6 January 2017 9:07 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

There have been a lot of takes on “The Wizard of Oz,” a lot of different points-of-view on the fantastical world originally created by the novels of L. Frank Baum in 1900. But NBC’s “Emerald City” is, to the best of my knowledge, the first one that transforms the flying monkeys of the classic 1939 musical adaptation into steampunk drones. They’re still recognizably flying monkeys, but to the residents of Oz, they’re just a random bit of technology, accepted as normal in a world that’s anything but.

There is something genuinely special about NBC’s “Emerald City,” premiering tonight — and not just because of its complicated journey to television, which included at least one total shutdown during the development phase before being reborn as a 10-episode series directed in its totality by Tarsem Singh, in a wide variety of exotic locations around the world.

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‘Emerald City’ Review: Embrace Tarsem’s Crazypants ‘Wizard of Oz’ Adaptation, and Reap The Rewards

6 January 2017 9:07 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There have been a lot of takes on “The Wizard of Oz,” a lot of different points-of-view on the fantastical world originally created by the novels of L. Frank Baum in 1900. But NBC’s “Emerald City” is, to the best of my knowledge, the first one that transforms the flying monkeys of the classic 1939 musical adaptation into steampunk drones. They’re still recognizably flying monkeys, but to the residents of Oz, they’re just a random bit of technology, accepted as normal in a world that’s anything but.

There is something genuinely special about NBC’s “Emerald City,” premiering tonight — and not just because of its complicated journey to television, which included at least one total shutdown during the development phase before being reborn as a 10-episode series directed in its totality by Tarsem Singh, in a wide variety of exotic locations around the world.

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- Liz Shannon Miller

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Emerald City gets four new promos ahead of tonight’s premiere

6 January 2017 4:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its series premiere today, four new promos have arrived online for the fantasy series Emerald City, NBC and Tarsem Singh’s dark reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s Land of Oz novels; watch them below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Explore the wonderful world of Oz with poster, trailer and character images for Emerald City

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 many kingdoms. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen it before, where lethal warriors roam, wicked witches plot in the shadows and a young girl from Kansas becomes a headstrong heroine who holds the fate of their world in her hands!!!

Emerald City premieres on January 6th and features a cast »

- Amie Cranswick

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Emerald City episode 1 review: The Beast Forever

5 January 2017 11:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Feb 8, 2017

The best parts of Emerald City are also the least iconic in this NBC TV drama based on The Wizard of Oz, now airing in the UK...

This review contains minor spoilers and slight references to later episodes.

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L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz and its sequels have been adapted for the screen for nearly as long as there has been cinema. There's something about the tale of farmgirl Dorothy Gale being swept into the strange, magical, and sometimes scary land of Oz that has stuck in American popular consciousness and never let go.

Emerald City is the latest addition to the long on-screen Oz tradition, but, for all of the ways it draws from its obvious source material, it's strengths and weakness are defined by other pop »

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TV Review: ‘Emerald City’ on NBC

4 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t seen “The Wizard of Oz,” read the source material by L. Frank Baum, or come across some retelling of Dorothy’s picaresque journey. And therein lies the core problem with “Emerald City.” In look and tone, it does not imitate the classic 1939 film starring Judy Garland, but this darker take on the story remains so familiar that, although it’s gorgeous, there’s too little tension and suspense driving it.

There are imaginative nods to the iconic film: A rainbow takes the form of a stained-glass decoration, and monkey statues are part of an elaborate drone system in Oz. Director Tarsem Singh, who is also an executive producer on “Emerald City,” displays a sensibility that dovetails well with both halves of the show’s name. “Emerald City” features saturated jewel tones and inventive and elaborate urban landscapes, and Singh’s use of color and his talent for »

- Maureen Ryan

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Emerald City Season 1 Review

4 January 2017 1:38 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

If you’re not one for the resurgence of classic fairy tales translated into hard-edged, dark adventure stories (Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Huntsman), then you’ll likely have a difficult time connecting with NBC’s wondrously visualized but narratively slight re-do of The Wizard of Oz. Dubbed Emerald City, the new show has all the trappings of the hero’s journey – a reluctant heroine, an animal companion, a potential love interest, and about three too many villains – but it does nothing interesting with L. Frank Baum’s decidedly classic storytelling other than make it slightly more “adult.”

A twist on such a wholesome, homegrown American myth is ripe with potential, but Emerald City‘s idea of an origin story is one filled with cable-protected sex scenes for the Witch of the West (Ana Ularu, one of Emerald City‘s gleefully »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Emerald City TV Review – Oz Will Blow You Away All Over Again

3 January 2017 10:38 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Television reimaginings of classic tales have made for some wonderfully engaging entertainment (going back to Syfy efforts Tin Man and Alice, which were surprisingly fun) but Emerald City moves to a new level as Tarsem Singh returns to the form he hasn’t quite managed since The Fall.

The warning that should come on the tin is that audiences shouldn’t go into this expecting anything like a “retelling” of The Wizard of Oz. It would be nearly impossible to give a clear idea of what’s happened to L. Frank Baum’s works here, but it isn’t just modernized, but dipped in the grime of reality, and subjected to an absolutely unfettered imagination. It covers elements of the first three books (and perhaps beyond… it’s been a while), but is “inspired by” in the broadest sense. Some characters in this effort are an amalgamation of two characters in the books, »

- Marc Eastman

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Emerald City Review: NBC's Oz Reboot Has Courage, Short on Heart and Brains

3 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A sexy, gritty reboot of The Wizard of Oz. It sounds like something Jack Donaghy would dream up on 30 Rock, doesn’t it? Yet Emerald City isn’t a 10-second sitcom joke; it’s a 10-hour actual thing that NBC has created. And while it displays some dazzling visual flair and is plenty ambitious in its scope, like a certain famous Scarecrow, this ponderous revamp doesn’t seem to have much of a brain at all.

Debuting Friday, Jan. 6 at 9/8c, Emerald City begins, appropriately enough, in Kansas, with a grown-up Dorothy Gale (True Detective‘s Adria Arjona) searching for »

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Emerald City First Look: Magic Cannot Be Controlled

2 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Get ready for some magic.

NBC's long-awaited series, Emerald City has finally made it to the small screen.

It's a reimagining of Frank L. Baum's 14 Wizard of Oz books, but it's nothing like you've ever seen before.

Dorothy may still be swept up in a tornado, but the land she lands in isn't anything like where Judy Garland landed in 1939's "The Wizard of Oz".

This Oz is much more dark, and this Dorothy (Adria Ajorna) has a lot more grit.

And did you check out her dog? He certainly isn't going to fit in a little wicker basket.

Still, director Tarsem Singh, who filmed the series non-episodically, like a movie, threw in a few Easter eggs for lovers of the original film. 

We've already seen Emerald City Season 1 Episode 1, "The Beast Forever" and Emerald City Season 1 Episode 2, "Prison of the Abject", both of which make up the two-hour premiere, »

- Lisa Babick

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