Goodbye yellow brick road! NBC’s Wizard of Oz adaptation series Emerald City is being scrapped after just one season, following the recent cancellation of the DC Universe comedy Powerless last month.
The series has a long and hectic history, starting with its straight-to-series pickup in 2013 and original 2015 premiere date. This draft spotlighted Josh Friedman as showrunner, but was later scrapped in favor of showrunner David Schulner and director Tarsem Singh.
Emerald City followed 20-year-old Dorothy Gale, played by Adria Arjona, who found herself in a mystical land governed by an all-powerful ruler (played by Vincent D’Onofrio) who has outlawed magic, and faced witches and other disastrous challenges.
Emerald City premiered in January, but performed poorly, with the first season averaging a meagre 1.2 rating among the targeted audience of adults from 18-49. But in the wake of the show’s cancellation, NBC has announced plans for two new drama series – high school drama Rise and military drama For God & Country.