L. Frank Baum sure is popular lately ...
The Wizard of Oz (and the series it's a part of) has been one of the most adapted stories of all time. And while the book was published in 1900, it's still a thriving masterpiece today.
It's so popular, in fact, that there are four different adaptations in the works right now for television. So far there's been NBC's Emerald City, which puts Dorothy in modern-day New York City; CBS's Dorothy, which is apparently a medical drama, of all things; and Syfy's post-apocalyptic take, Warriors of Oz.
And now The CW is getting in on the action, too, with a series based on Danielle Paige’s forthcoming novel Dorothy Must Die. The adaptation comes from Heroes team TIm Kring, Adam Armus and Norma Kay Foster.
In this take on the classic Baum tale, Dorothy Gale has become the fascist dictator of Oz. The only challenge to her throne is the leader of a resistence movement who comes in the form of yet another teenager from Kansas.
With all these different takes on Baum's original stories, it's a wonder that more creators aren't pulling from all the other books in the series. Or maybe some of the Shanower stuff, even!
One thing's for sure: Despite the title of this latest offering, Dorothy does not look to be dying anytime soon.
(via TV Line)