WATCH: First Teaser To NBC’s ‘Emerald City’ Is Wicked! Show Airs January 2017


NBC has finally released the first teaser to “Emerald City.” Based on the story of Dorothy and “The Wizard of Oz,” the adaptation offers a different take, which skews with dark themes.

In “Emerald City,” Adria Arjona plays an older Dorothy who is transported to a different place during a tornado. Together with her police dog, she discovers a world filled with warriors, black magic and violence. The Wizard is played by Vincent D’ Onofrio.

The first teaser has been posted on “Emerald City’s” Facebook page, which you can watch below. The treatment has the signature of director Tarsem Singh who is known for his visual extravagance. “Emerald City” might remind viewers of “Game of Thrones” based on this.

“Emerald City” was developed by Matthew ArnoldĀ and there are no expected musical numbers. The series premieres on NBC Jan. 7, 2017.

Watch the teaser below.

The TV show’s loglines and cast details:

Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world – a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler (Vincent D’Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic, and faces not only the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches but a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force. Epic, romantic and fantastical, “Emerald City” is an empowering tale of a young woman finding her true strength and identity even as she battles to bring a divided world together.

Adria Arjona as Dorothy Gale
Ana Ularu as West
Florence Kasumba
Gerran Howell as Jack
Isabel Lucas
Joely Richardson as Glinda
Jordan Loughran as Tip
Mido Hamada as Eamonn
Oliver Jackson Cohen as Lucas
Roxy Sternberg
Stefanie Martini
Suan-Li Ong
Vincent D’Onofrio as The Wizard of Oz