Vincent D’Onofrio is the new kingpin of Emerald City. The Daredevil actor has been cast as the Wizard of Oz in NBC’s new drama based on L. Frank Baum’s novels.
D’Onofrio’s Wizard is described as “a man of science in a world of magic, the Wizard rules through inspiration, fear and a tenuous accord with the grand witches.”
Emerald City has had several false production starts, before finally getting a 10-episode order from NBC.
Here’s the official series description:
“Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (True Detective’s Adria Arjona) is transported to another world — a mystical land in great peril, where an all-powerful Wizard has outlawed magic and rules over the many kingdoms. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen before — where lethal warriors roam, wicked witches plot in the shadows and a young girl from Kansas becomes the headstrong hero who holds the fate of their world in her hands.”
Emerald City is still without a premiere date.