‘Now You See Me’ writer to develop ‘The Wizard of Oz’ new series

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Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) A new TV series set in the land of “The Wizard of Oz” is in development.

“Now You See Me” screenwriter Ed Ricourt has been tapped by officials at Legendary Entertainment to pen the project, which he will also produce, according to variety.com.

The show, which has yet to secure a director, will be based on the series of children’s books created by author L. Frank Baum, starting with “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, originally published in 1900.

He went on to write 13 sequels, including “The Marvelous Land of Oz”, and “The Emerald City of Oz”, due to popular demand.

“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” has been adapted for numerous screen and stage projects, most famously for the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz”, starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, while the Baum stories also inspired the recent TV series “Emerald City”, although it was cancelled after just one season in 2017.

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