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Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

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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.


1st full trailer was released today:




This is a re-telling of the Wizard of Oz story. It will be a 10 episode season.

Tarsem Singh produced and directed the entire season.

You could definitely see his influence. Trailer looks great. Looks like the most ambitious show NBC is attempting.

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Re: Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

Oh shit - it's gonna LOOK great, at least. I'm in!
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Yeah, I can do 10 episodes of Singh in Oz.
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Re: Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

Does this say when it starts?
Next season or a spring/summer series?
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Re: Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

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Does this say when it starts?
Next season or a spring/summer series?
See thread title
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Re: Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

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Re: Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

That looks awful.
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"THE BEAST FOREVER / PRISON OF THE ABJECT" ORIGINAL

01/06/2017 (09:00PM - 11:00PM) (Friday) : SERIES PREMIERE - DOROTHY'S JOURNEY TO FIND HER MOTHER LEADS HER TO A NEW AND MAGICAL WORLD - FLORENCE KASUMBA, ISABEL LUCAS AND FIONA SHAW GUEST STAR - While searching for her mother, Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is swept up into the eye of a tornado and transported to a mystical world 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. While on her path to find her way home, Dorothy comes upon a wounded soldier (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) with amnesia and a young man (Gerran Howell) attempting to free his best friend (Jordan Loughran) from a mysterious woman (guest star Fiona Shaw). Meanwhile in Emerald City, Glinda (Joely Richardson) and West (Ana Ularu) come together to say farewell to their fallen sister (guest star Florence Kasumba). Elsewhere, the Wizard sends Eammon (Mido Hamada) on a mission to discover what fell from the sky and disturbed the Land of Oz. TV-14 S, V
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Re: Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

I think I'll wait for the consensus here before I dedicate 2 hours to this.
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You'll enjoy it if you like Tarsem Singh's style mashed with NBC's multicultural sensibilities. Wizard of Oz purists won't find much to like about it.

This is definitely not for fans of Judy Garland's The Wizard of Oz. The main female character is named Dorothy. That is where the similarities end.
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I really didn't care for this one.
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Re: Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

I read the Oz books when I was 10 and don't recall the hookers and blow.
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Re: Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

This show is so delayed I wonder if the actors are still under contract.
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Re: Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

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This show is so delayed I wonder if the actors are still under contract.
Doesn't matter, it's not really all that good.
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Doesn't matter, it's not really all that good.
It's not high art but it's enjoyable if you weren't expecting a copy of the 1939 movie.
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Re: Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

I enjoyed it...forgot to set a season pass when this aired last night so I caught up using Comcast on demand and I was impressed with Adria Arjona. I see that she has not done a lot of work up to now, but she was solid and I hope she has a good role in the Pacific Rim Sequel.
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I actually thought the second hour was stronger than the first hour, though I saw the twist coming with the child. I wonder if the child is meant to become the Beast?

My biggest concern is the casting of the Wizard himself, Vincent D'Onofrio. I hadn't seen him in much lately and he felt out of place in the cast.

Dorothy and the soldier had good chemistry.
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Re: Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

I really liked it.

Thought it was a very fresh take on the Wizard of Oz story adding a darker element. Tarsem Singh's style was very present. I also liked that it added a steam punk element.

The actress who played Dorothy was pretty good IMO. I also liked the different take on the scarecrow.

at the new version of the Yellow brick road.
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Their yellow brick road was hot garbage. It was cheap spray paint on dirt. It's like an NBC executive saw the dailies and realized Tarsem Singh had forgotten to include Oz's most iconic landmark.
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Their yellow brick road was hot garbage. It was cheap spray paint on dirt. It's like an NBC executive saw the dailies and realized Tarsem Singh had forgotten to include Oz's most iconic landmark.
Didn't they say in the episode the "Yellow" was from some kind of hallucinogenic plant? I saw Dorothy sniffed some of it and started to get a little "high"
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Shit, I forgot this started up already.
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Didn't they say in the episode the "Yellow" was from some kind of hallucinogenic plant? I saw Dorothy sniffed some of it and started to get a little "high"
Poppy dust. In the '39 movie, the field of flowers Dorothy, scarecrow, etc. run through are poppies. They start getting sleeply because they are getting high.
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Re: Emerald City (NBC) -- From Producer/Director Tarsem Singh -- Premieres 1/6/17

Is there a re-air of the premier?

NBC decided to block the channel from Dtv due to a dispute and it isn't on demand or as of yesterday not on NBC.com either.
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Originally Posted by whotony View Post
Is there a re-air of the premier?

NBC decided to block the channel from Dtv due to a dispute and it isn't on demand or as of yesterday not on NBC.com either.
Yeah it is

http://www.nbc.com/emerald-city/vide...abject/3447126

and probably on the NBC app as well.
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I got a pretty good laugh out of Dorthy tricking the witch into shooting herself.

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