No Season 2 for the fantasy drama.
May 4, 2017
It is being reported that Emerald City has been cancelled after one season. NBC's reimagining of The Wizard of Oz premiered as a mid-season entry earlier this year with a 10-episode run. Unfortunately its time on the air drew little fanfare, and its ratings reflected that in its Friday night time slot.
Emerald City took a dark, reimagined look at the Land of Oz, where a 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is swept up into a mystical land far removed from her own. This unsuspecting young woman is forced to navigate this new, dangerous land filled with competing realms and dark magic, on the road to finding her true destiny.
05/10/17 at 00:35am
I was chatting to my old man about all these cancellations of new series during the past year and his response was in protest " that he is not going to watch any new series from America unless they are good ,they have a beginning , middle and end ... Ie not cancelled ...thats what he intends to do about it , so he asks you lot what you intend to do about it? ...are you going to be satisfied with the job half done ?
05/09/17 at 05:06pm
05/09/17 at 12:42pm
So I guess they failed at their attempt to copy of ABC's "Once Upon A Time"? But yet Grimm made it and may even still be on I don't even know.
05/09/17 at 11:21am
I thought it was a completely different take on the wizard of 0z , it was dark and entertaining...i was hoping it would do a second season of 22 ...agreed the wizard was a tool , but to cancel it with the end as it stands isn't fair ...as with half your comments ive read ...anyone who watches sci fi has to understand a first season has to establish characters and some plots faithful to the story ...this needed to stay and do a second....maybe it got cancelled by those who caused it to be cancelled ..you lot .....
i am pretty disappointed at NBC
05/07/17 at 09:21pm
That was funny @David - I pretty much like everyone's comments. @Jacks may have got it right. Thanks @Steve for your thoughts and explaining how the transgender issue came in. I see it shouldn't have been an issue. There may be a sensitivity due to the recent gratuitous insertion surge of that subject matter. @Suzanne - thanks to you, I plan to watch the finally three episodes, casually, just as I've been observing it. Yeah, I often struggle to follow as I watched the first episode the week it started and I have big time gaps between episodes. It doesn't seem like I've watched seven episodes, but I must have. They spent a ton of money making it, so I'll see it out. And be happy it concludes.
05/07/17 at 05:43pm
My beef was with Vincent D'Onofrio as the Wizard. Instead of a ruthless tyrant, he came across as a shallow ding-a-ling.
The rest of the characters sort of milled about giving each other the stink eye.
05/07/17 at 12:04pm
I very much enjoyed the *idea* of the show, but I wasn't too enthused with the execution of it. The entire season was just completely all over the map. I think the biggest problem was the development team was working with an incredibly huge amount of source material from the books/films/plays/writings that they just didn't know what to use and what to leave out or save for later. If you think about it, the Oz series of written works are as big and complex as stuff from Tolkien and RR Martin.
I get the sense that if they'd been on cable, they would have been able to slow down and parse out some of the many, many arcs. But since they got stuck with network, they knew they really only had a very limited shot, so they decided to throw -everything- at the wall and hope enough stuck to get the renewal nod from the doofuses upstairs.
It really is a shame, a show connected to such amazing source material could have been really good. I'm sure someone will try again in a couple years.
05/07/17 at 09:49am
A lot of people here have commented on the transgender issue when the main character of Ozma is changed from a boy into a girl. In fact, that was just about the only thing taken from the original series of Oz books by L. Frank Baum in this show (it was the big reveal at the end of the second book). But of course it wasn't a transgender issue in the books, just a "hidden in plain sight" twist.
The rest of the show wandered all over the place. Some of it was interesting, but most was just a big grab bag that made no sense.
05/06/17 at 05:44pm
Even the promo stunk i didn't watch it.
05/06/17 at 03:53pm
I had high hopes for this show. It took one episode for that to change.
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