The network ordered 10 episodes of the new series without seeing a pilot first. The executive producers are Matthew Arnold (who wrote the pilot script) and Josh Friedman (who’s been running the writers room). Apparently NBC execs and Friedman had disagreements over the direction of the project and the network’s now decided not to move forward with the series.
Universal Television still believes in the series however and supposedly plans to shop it elsewhere.
When the show was announced in May, NBC described it this way: “Desperate for clues that will lead to the identity of her biological mother, a young woman breaks into a sinister underground facility somewhere in the Midwest. Unable to complete her mission and surrounded by security, our feisty heroine steals a K9 police dog and drives away into the night… and headlong into the path of a raging tornado. In the blink of an eye, she is transported to another world, one far removed from our own – a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen before, where wicked witches don’t stay dead for long and 20-year-old Dorothy Gale becomes a headstrong warrior who holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands. You’re not in Kansas anymore, and this is not your Grandmother’s Oz.”
What do you think? Are you sorry that NBC has cancelled this series? Would you check it out on another channel?