Emerald City trailer: Oz is darker and sexier than ever
Dorothy, Toto, and Scarecrow get a slight makeover
In NBC’s first trailer for Emerald City, Dorothy is so far from Kansas that she might have found her way to Westeros.
The Wizard of Oz gets a dark and sexy makeover in the latest take on L. Frank Baum’s legendary book series.
“Do you wanna know what I wish? I wish there was more,” declares Dorothy (Adria Arjona), shortly before being swept away in a tornado. Suddenly she and Toto, now a trained K-9 police dog, are transported to Oz, where the classic story kicks off with the familiar death of a wicked witch — something that doesn’t make her evil sisters too happy.
Dorothy, of course, is sent down the yellow brick road to see the Wizard, and along the way she battles evil witches and meets a much hunkier version of the Scarecrow (Oliver-Jackson Cohen).
She does eventually find the illustrious Wizard (Vincent D’Onofrio), who has an important question for her. “Ask yourself why you were brought to Oz,” he says. “Are you just a girl from Kansas, or are you more?”
Tarsem Singh (Mirror Mirror) directed all 10 episodes of the first season, which premieres Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
Watch the video below.