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38% Tomatometer 42 Reviews 78% Audience Score 250+ Ratings When a tornado transports Dorothy Gale from Lucas, Kan., to the faraway land of Oz, her arrival sets in motion a prophecy about a disastrous event known as The Beast Forever and strikes fear into the land's almighty ruler, the Wizard. On her quest to meet the Wizard in Emerald City, Dorothy encounters witches, an amnesiac soldier, a sheltered little boy and many more mysterious beings who will ultimately shape the future of Oz and Dorothy's place in it. Read More Read Less Watch on Peaco*ck Stream Now

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Dark and brooding, but also confusing and contrived, Emerald City is the Game of Thrones/Wizard of Oz mashup nobody asked for.

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Emerald City: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Vinnie Mancuso Observer I DO know that Emerald City is the direct result of some evil thing hooking the cheerful, technicolor classic The Wizard of Oz up to the death machine from The Princess Bride and sucking every ounce of life out of it. Jan 11, 2017 Full Review Emerald City: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Gail Pennington St. Louis Post-Dispatch The plotting is goofy, the tone is relentlessly dark and the pacing is excruciatingly slow. Worst, the characters are hard to care about. Rated: 1/4 Jan 9, 2017 Full Review Emerald City: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Tim Goodman Hollywood Reporter If marching down the yellow poppy-pollen road of opium, through the Westeros hills and toward a 10-hour story that might pay off with some visual treats is the kind of TV journey you're up for, by all means head to Emerald City. Jan 9, 2017 Full Review Emerald City: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Akhil Arora Gadgets360 NBC clearly saw some potential in this new modern take on an old tale, but its opening two hours are proof that it could have done with more heart à la Dorothy, and less of the grittiness that's taken over prestige television. Aug 28, 2018 Full Review Emerald City: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Melody McCune Geek Girl Authority I'm stoked for more, and I hope you are too! Aug 28, 2018 Full Review Emerald City: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Katharine Trendacosta io9.com There's so much going on that it's easy to assume there's something more going on underneath the surface. But there isn't. It's all hollow. Mar 14, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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Jon L Phenomenal visuals and intriguing characters and story. It was an absolute tragedy that only one season was produced. I only just found out about Emerald City last month but I loved every minute of it. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/27/24 Full Review romy G this show was so good idc what anyone show it deserved another season. Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/02/24 Full Review Anthony J Inspired spin on the original - if they'd named it something else the critics would have lauded it Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/12/23 Full Review Luke W This is such an excellent show, I sincerely hope they make a season 2, I've cued in now 5 friends to this show, it must come back it was so well put together, such a great story Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/13/23 Full Review Robert M This was amazingly done. They captured the spirit of the franchise. Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/03/23 Full Review Winah W it's a great series because i' m a fan of fantasy,magic and thrill movie..this series had all i want to watch.and definitly not boring to watch.i hope for season 2... Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Cast & Crew

Adria Arjona Dorothy Gale Vincent D'Onofrio The Wizard Joely Richardson Glinda Oliver Jackson-Cohen Lucas Ana Ularu West Mido Hamada Eamonn
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Episode 1 Aired Jan 6, 2017 The Beast Forever While searching for her mother, Dorothy is caught in the eye of a tornado and transported to a mystical world governed by a powerful ruler who faces the wrath of a cauldron of witches. Details Episode 2 Aired Jan 6, 2017 Prison of the Abject Dorothy meets three friends while on a path to find her way home; Glinda and West bid their fallen sister farewell. Details Episode 3 Aired Jan 13, 2017 Mistress - New - Mistress Dorothy and Lucas find out that the Wizard's guards are coming to kill her; in Emerald City, the Wizard looks to his counsel for advisem*nt as the witches show their power; Tip and Jack head to the City of Ev for a cure following a revelation. Details Episode 4 Aired Jan 20, 2017 Science and Magic Dorothy and Lucas encounter a mysterious young girl who has lost her way; Tip is caught between two powerful forces; the wizard exacts his authority over a village's citizens; a unique woman leads Jack down a new path. Details Episode 5 Aired Jan 27, 2017 Everybody Lies Seeking revenge for her sister's death, West tracks down Dorothy and uses enchanted interrogation methods to get information from her; the wizard seeks help from the Kingdom of Ev to defeat the beast. Details Episode 6 Aired Feb 3, 2017 Beautiful Wickedness Dorothy's confrontation with the wizard brings her closer to discovering the truth about her past; Lucas' attempt to recover his memory may lead to him allying with West; the wizard enacts a plan with Langwidere. Details Episode 7 Aired Feb 10, 2017 They Came First When the wizard's power is threatened, he launches an attack on a village and enlists West to help; Dorothy and Lucas try to keep Silvie safe as they head north to get Glinda's help; Langwidere grapples with her new authority. Details Episode 8 Aired Feb 17, 2017 Lions in Winter Dorothy and Lucas arrive at Glinda's castle; the wizard heads to the Kingdom of Ev to build his arsenal of weapons; West uses dangerous magic to help Tip reconnect with her past; Jack tries to find his place in Langwidere's life. Details Episode 9 Aired Feb 24, 2017 The Villain That's Become The Wizard arrives in the Kingdom of Ev, where an intense negotiation may lead to a standoff with Langwidere; Dorothy and Lucas find themselves on opposite sides; Jack makes a decision that could have deadly ramifications. Details Episode 10 Aired Mar 3, 2017 No Place Like Home Tip and West seek vengeance in Emerald City; Dorothy faces off against the wizard; Glinda brings her power to the battlefield as the threat of the beast looms. Details

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Season Info

Tarsem Singh

Executive Producer
David Schulner, Shaun Cassidy, Josh Friedman, Matthew Arnold, Tarsem Singh


TV-14 (L|V|S)

Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

Original Language

Release Date
Jan 6, 2017
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