It’s hard to get too excited about new TV shows that are coming down the pike, since most of them end up being a HIPE (Hot Idea Poorly Executed) -- see the “Munsters” remake from last year. But NBC’s new show “Emerald City” bills itself as a dark “Game of Thrones”-inspired drama based on “The Wizard of Oz” and all of L. Frank Baum’s 13 other Oz books.
The man behind it, Matthew Arnold, was the creator of “Siberia,” a mock reality show that came out last year and scored a “D” with most critics. Still, Deadline is calling “Emerald City” TV’s “hottest property,” and if done well, they could be right.
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