Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world — a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler (Vincent D’Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic, and faces not only the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches but a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force.
Those are the log lines for NBC’s new 10 part mid-season fantasy drama Emerald City, which will air Fridays on NBC from January 6.
Epic, romantic and fantastical, Emerald City is an empowering tale of a young woman finding her true strength and identity even as she battles to bring a divided world together.
Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, Jordan Loughran, Gerran Howell and Joely Richardson also star.
David Schulner, Shaun Cassidy, Josh Friedman and Matthew Arnold serve as executive producers.
The series is directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, who also serves as an executive producer.
Emerald City kicks off with a two-hour series premiere on January 6 from 9-11 p.m. ET on NBC.