September 7 2013, 07:58 AM
Re: sf/f TV development news - 2013
CW developing "Wizard of Oz" project
The summer of Wizard Of Oz continues with another sale of a
high-profile Oz-themed drama project. I’ve learned that the CW is in
negotiations for Dorothy Must Die, a drama from the Heroes trio of
creator/exec producer Tim Kring and exec producers Adam Armus and Nora
Kay Foster. Written by Armus and Foster with Kring supervising, I hear
the project is based on the upcoming young adult novel Dorothy Must
Die by Danielle Paige. It is a revisionist take on the classic tale
set in present day, 80 years after Dorothy Gale supposedly came home.
In reality, the magically-ever-youthful Dorothy has stayed in Oz,
presiding over a now fascist fairyland with her perfectly manicured
iron fist and the help of her henchmen – the Scarecrow, the Tin Man,
and the Cowardly Lion. But when another young woman from Kansas is
swept up in a tornado and magically dropped into this war-torn Oz, our
hero discovers a revolutionary underground of witches and enchanted
beings only to learn that she is destined to lead their people in the
fight to reclaim Oz from a power-hungry Dorothy’s ruthless clutches.
An evil Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion? Ugh.
CBS Kurtzman/Orci apocalyptic drama
The auspices behind CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 reboot are reteaming
for a new drama series. The eye network has put in development
Salvation, a high-concept drama executive produced by Hawaii Five-0
developers/exec producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Peter Lenkov
and produced by CBS TV Studios. Written by up-and-coming feature
writer Matt Wheeler, the project is set in the months leading up to a
global, catastrophic event and follows a group of characters’ attempts
to deal with the impending destruction of the planet and ensure the
survival of humanity.
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