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[01/19/14 - 09:39 AM]
NBC Greenlights Drama Series "Emerald City" and Miniseries "The Slap"
Matt Arnold and Josh Friedman are behind the former while Jon Robin Baitz is spearheading the latter.

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[08/23/13 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 23
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EMERALD CITY (NBC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
8/23/13 - 1/19/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, January 2014) NBC has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order for "Emerald City," a reimagining of the classic Frank L. Baum books that have inspired everything from "The Wizard Of Oz" to "Wicked." Based on the 14-book series that first created the wonderful - and treacherous - Land of Oz, "Emerald City" is a dramatic and modern reimagining of the tales that include lethal warriors, competing kingdoms, and the infamous wizard as we've never seen him before. A head-strong 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is unwittingly sent on an eye-opening journey that thrusts her into the center of an epic and bloody battle for the control of Oz. Writer Matt Arnold and Josh Friedman will serve as executive producers. Universal Television is the production company.
CREW INFORMATION:
· ??? as DIR (Pilot)
· Josh Friedman as EP
· Matthew Arnold as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Universal Television