It seems CBS is trying to out-weird Wizard of Oz 2, The Wiz, and Oz The Great and Powerful with a newly announced Wizard of Oz themed television series titled Dorothy. The upcoming program will feature cast and crew from the iconic film, but placed in the context of a medical drama.
Dorothy stems from the same team that launched athe Sherlock Holmes reboot, Elementary last year on CBS. That show was a hit, and now the same producers are looking to bring back classic characters and put them in a new role. In the case of Dorothy, characters from Oz will practice medicine in a New York hospital.
Details regarding the show remain scare, but it is known that Emily Fox, formerly of Ghost Whisperer fame, will write the show’s script.
Also in production is Warriors of Oz: A Sy-Fy mini-series described as a fantasy-action take on the classic story and film. That makes significantly more sense than an Oz reboot taking place in a New York hospital. When I first saw the story, I assumed the show would be Dr Quin: Medicine Woman, but, you know, with the Tin Man and stuff. Apparently not.
The show will debut on CBS within the next year. As it is a CBS show, expect Dorothy to gain 25-million weekly viewers despite the fact that no one you know watches it.
Honestly, I’d be shocked if this doesn’t do well. People love Oz and people love snappy Dramadies based in major US Cities. I’m all in on Dorothy.