Oz in the News 6.16.15

emerald-city-nbc-titledNBC’s ‘Emerald City’ Casts ‘True Detective’ Actress as Dorothy Emerald City has found its Dorothy. Adria Arjona (Person of Interest) has landed the lead role in NBC’s upcoming Wizard of Oz drama, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Emerald City was originally developed for the 2013-14 season and picked up straight to series in January 2014. However, the network opted not to move forward when NBC and producers could not agree on a shared vision for the show. Universal TV shopped the series to other potential networks before NBC revived the series in April. Replacing Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Matt Arnold (Siberia), David Schulner (Dracula, The Event) will write, exec produce and serve as showrunner on the 10-episode drama, which hails from Universal Television. The series is slated to premiere midseason. Arjona is the first casting for Emerald City. The actress can next be seen on the new season of True Detective. She is repped by UTA, One Entertainment and Stone, Meyer.

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