By Sandi Berg
Tune in Friday night for NBC’s Wizard of Oz reboot. We’re certainly not in Kansas anymore, (to quote a more naive Dorothy), in this much darker, more-adult take on the classic story. For one thing, Dorothy (True Detective’s Adria Arjona) is no longer a child; she’s 20 years old, and even her canine companion has been upgraded to fierce police dog.
Also on board are Joely Richardson as Glinda and Vincent D’Onofrio as the Wizard of Oz. Together, they find themselves in a land of “competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy”—in other words, the network is going for more of a Game of Thrones vibe. Special two-hour premiere.
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer’s Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.