6:00 pm EST, February 11, 2013

‘The Wizard of Oz’ meets ‘Game of Thrones’ in new fantasy drama series

Another fantasy drama is in the works: Red Brick Road will tell the story of The Wizard of Oz in the style of Game of Thrones!

The Hollywood Reporter writes today that Warner Horizon has picked up a new fantasy drama series which will go off the beaten path and explore the mysterious red brick road seen in the 1939 adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz.

It will serve as a continuation of sorts to the story of The Wizard of Oz, but will take the road less traveled, if you will. Red Brick Road will be filled with as much death, violence and political games as you might expect to find in Westeros, not Oz.

The series has been created by Rob Prior, and executive producers include Mark Wolper, Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh, as well as John Middelston and Jeff Krelitz (who both hold the title of co-executive producers).

But what is this red brick road, you ask? Isn’t it yellow?

red yellow brick road Wizard of Oz 1939While Dorothy and her friends do indeed head down the yellow brick road, in the 1939 version of the movie, the red brick road is shown starting at the same point but going in a different direction. Presumably the red brick road goes to the Quadling Country, seeing as red is the Quadlings’ state colour, but of course in the new series it might go some place completely different (and a lot more sinister).

What with Oz: The Great and Powerful hitting cinemas soon, and Wicked continuing its success on stage, The Wizard of Oz seems like a never-ending source of interest for audiences! While Red Brick Road is still in the early stages of development, it seems they’ve picked very popular source material for their series – would you be interested in seeing another, darker spin on the classic story?

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