After the box office success of Oz the Great and the Powerful earlier this year, it seems like the story L. Frank Baum wrote over a century ago will return to our screens once again. This time, it is American network The CW taking their chances.
According to TheWrap, the project will be written by Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster and produced by Tim Kring, all of whom worked together on the TV series Heroes. It will be based on an upcoming book written by Danielle Paige titled “Dorothy Must Die,” in which the original story is set in a contemporary world.
Both the book and The CW’s project will see a scenario in which Dorothy never went back to Kansas and instead took charge of a dystopian version of Oz, keeping strict control with the help of characters such as the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man. Eventually, one woman stands up against the regime and leads a resistance movement to throw Dorothy off her thrown.
A digital prequel to the book titled “No Place Like Oz” is already available, and the book “Dorothy Must Die” can be pre-ordered on many online bookstores worldwide, although it won’t be released until the first of April 2014.