Meet the witches of Oz in the newest interpretation of L. Frank Baum‘s The Wonderful World of Oz on NBC. Emerald City shows us an Oz we’ve never seen before — magic is outlawed and nearly extinct, overshadowed by a kingdom (and king) that favors the laws science. NBC released a featurette introducing us to the three remaining masters of magic: Glinda (Joely Richardson), East (Florence Karumba), and West (Ana Ularu).
About 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.
We’re definitely in for a very different Wizard of Oz story. What doesn’t seems to have changed, however, is Dorothy’s inheriting East’s magic. No matter how many times the story is told, the constant always seems that Dorothy kills the Witch of the East and gains something from her as a result. Usually, that something is a pair of magical shoes. In the tiny glimpses we see in the video below Dorothy looks like she might inherit East’s bejeweled, golden gloves, her power over the weather, and her red ensemble.
Emerald City premieres will air on Fridays at 9:00 PM EST starting January 6, 2016.