NBC’s Emerald City promises to break the mold as its version gives the classic tale a modern twist.
Indeed, the latest adaption of L. Frank Baum’s tale Land of Oz offers something different. Thus, presenting viewers their latest adventure in the realm of fantasy and magic.
Earlier reports teased the latest NBC series would have a Game of Thrones vibe. This is in terms of the costume, set design, and graphics as revealed previously by the Emerald City trailer.
What to Expect from Dorothy in Emerald City
This time around, Dorothy is all grown up and working as a nurse in present-day Kansas. TV Guide describes her character as a gun-wielding badass. Although she remains kind and nurturing, she can defend herself in a fight. So, unlike previous versions, this Dorothy seems more reminiscent of Lara Croft.
Diversity is also apparent within the Emerald City cast. For instance, Dorothy is Hispanic as played by Adria Arjona. Other people of color play key roles in the upcoming TV series. For instance, Florence Kasumba as the East Witch and Jordan Loughran as Tip.
Interestingly, Tip is a character from Baum’s second book The Marvelous Land of Oz. This interesting subplot added to the reboot apparently, touches upon the issue of gender and identity. According to The Atlantic, these are two subjects presently relevant in today’s society. Hence, it is one plot in the story to watch out for.
The imagery of the forthcoming NBC series would likely be another come on for audiences to watch it. Indeed, it would appear the network did not spare any expense in creating the right atmosphere. Hence, the expansive landscape, romantic settings, and exquisite costumes.
What else is different in the reboot
The reboot of the classic tale also gives a different spin to its beloved creatures. In contrast to earlier versions, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and the Lion are now actual people. In fact, the Scarecrow turns out to be Dorothy’s leading man in this revival of the tale. A point clearly different from earlier interpretations.
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