5Star Sets February UK Air Date For Emerald City

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25 Jan 17

UK audiences will be able to travel to Emerald City, via 5STAR from the 8th February 2017 at 9pm it has been announced.

A dramatic and epic reimagining of The Wizard of Oz, Emerald City is like no version you’ve seen before. Think of it as The Wizard of Oz filtered through The 100 and Game Of Thrones!

While searching for her mother who gave her up for adoption many years ago, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona – True Detective) is swept up into the eye of a tornado and transported from Kansas to a mystical world known as Oz. Having accidentally killed a witch on her arrival, Dorothy sets in motion a prophecy about a disastrous event, and strikes fear into the land’s almighty ruler, the Wizard (Vincent D’Onofrio – Daredevil). The despotic wizard has outlawed magic, but he still wants to know just what fell from the sky, while the dead witch’s coven mean to find out what happened to their fallen sister.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing Emerald City to 5STAR in 2017,” commented Katie Keenan, Head of Acquisitions for Channel 5 and VIMN UK. “Our viewers will love this retelling of a classic story for a contemporary audience. The series is a fantastic addition to 5STAR’s growing slate of successful drama acquisitions.”

Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck, The Tudors) co-stars as Glinda, with support from Fiona Shaw (the Harry Potter films), Julian Bleach (Doctor Who) and Gina Bellman (Jekyll), while hunky eye candy is provided by the amnesiac soldier Lucas (model-turned-actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen – Mr Selfridge).

Catch the tornado to Emerald City, on 5STAR from the 8th February 2017 at 9pm.