A ‘Land of Oz’ TV series, the very same from L. Frank Baum’s novels, is in development by Legendary and dj2 Entertainment. Edward Ricourt will write and produce the currently untitled show.
Ricourt co-wrote the story and screenplay of the first ‘Now You See Me.’ He was also an executive story editor and writer on ‘Wayward Pines.’ Additionally, he was a writer and consulting producer on the first season of ‘Jessica Jones.’ Ricourt is a writer and producer on Netflix’s upcoming series ‘Raising Dion,’ and was part of the ‘Twilight Zone’ reboot on CBS All Access.
The premise is below:
“The series will examine stories and characters in Oz that haven’t been previously explored. When the return of a long-exiled Witch brings fear, division and war to Oz, the only hope is a servant girl who may become the most powerful and dangerous woman in the land.”‘
Further, Ricourt gave a comment on the project:
“I’m thrilled to partner with Legendary TV and dj2 to adapt my take on Baum’s rich, complex Oz book series which has influenced me creatively since childhood.”
A director announcement for the series will come soon, as a deal is almost complete. No other details were given.