NEW YORK – Dorothy might not be in Kansas anymore — but she appears headed for TV.
Warner Bros. is reportedly developing a series based on L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz book series, which spawned the 1939 movie classic starring Judy Garland.
David Hayter, who wrote the X-Men movie and its upcoming sequel, will pen the series pilot.
According to trade reports, the series would center on a 20-something woman who lands in Oz — to lead a revolt against Emerald City.
"I have reduced the more childlike aspects of the movie and created a series that inhabits a more visceral world," Hayter told Variety.
"Not many people realize there were 45 books in the series, 16 of them written by Frank Baum, that go way beyond what was covered in the movie.
"My goal is not to challenge the movie, but instead to create a world that acknowledges the film, but contemporizes Oz that the movie seems a glamorized version of a very real, very dangerous place."
Variety reports the new Oz series could be used as a companion to the family-oriented drama 7th Heaven.