“Heroes” creator Tim Kring is in negotiations with The CW network to develop the drama “Dorothy Must Die” based on Danielle Paige’s upcoming young adult novel.
The series will be a revisionist and present day set take on “The Wizard of Oz” set eight decades after Dorothy Gale seemingly returned home.
In reality, the eternally youthful Dorothy has stayed in Oz, ruling over a now fascist fairyland with an iron fist and her henchmen – the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion.
It’s at this time when another young woman from Kansas lands in this war-torn Oz and becomes the leader of a revolutionary underground of witches and enchanted beings determined to reclaim Oz from the power-hungry Dorothy.
Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster penned the script. It marks the fourth Oz-related TV project currently in development.