LOS ANGELES (NBC) – A new take on a classic tale begins tonight on NBC.
“Emerald City” is based on “The Wizard of Oz”, but features an international cast telling a much more modern version of the story, and it’s definitely not for kids.
“We’ve taken something and shifted it,” says actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
Many of those shifts are radical.
The changes start with the main character. Adria Arjona steps into the proverbial ruby slippers, playing Dorothy, a Kansas nurse swept away by a twister.
To get back home, she seeks the help of Vincent D’Onofrio, a wizard who has banned the use of wizardry.
You can see “Emerald City” starting tonight at 8 p.m. on KSN.