CBS loves to repurpose a literary classic. On the heels of the Sherlock Holmes-themed crime drama Elementary comes the ruby red heels of another familiar fictional character. Deadline reports that CBS has put in development Dorothy, a project from Elementary executive producers Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman.
The project is described as a medical soap based in New York City inspired by the characters and themes from The Wizard of Oz. Emily Fox (Ghost Whisperer) will write the script and executive produce with Beverly and Timberman.
In addition to Dorothy, Syfy is currently developing Warriors Of Oz, a mini-series project from Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov that is described as a fantasy-action reimagining of the classic story.
These two new TV installments join the long list of screen adaptations and interpretations of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Earlier this year, Oz the Great And Powerful bored us with a look at life before the Wizard, and in 2014 we will see what happens to Dorothy and the gang when she returns to Oz in the animated film, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return starring Lea Michele.
This new medical drama, however, sounds like a leap down the yellow brick road, but at least it’ll be interesting to see the Cowardly Lion perform a hysterectomy on Dorothy’s Auntie Em.