The cancellation isn’t too much of a surprise. The lavish adaptation debuted in January to just 4.5 million viewers. During it’s 10-episode run, it dipped each week, ending with just under 2.9 million. The Wizard of Oz series starred Adria Arjona as Dorothy Gale. Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Isabel Lucas, Joely Richardson and Vincent D’Onofrio as the wizard.
Before Emerald City even premiered, drama plagued the series. It originally landed a straight-to-series order in 2014, but NBC passed on the darker take of the classic title. The following season, it was retooled and given another straight-to-series order. However, the peacock network sat on it until its 2017 debut. Perhaps, they even knew they had a clunker on their hands.
Did you watch Emerald City? Were you underwhelmed or obsessed with it? For me, I loved the first two episodes, but quickly lost interest. I didn’t even watch the last two episodes. Weigh in below.