NBC Cancels ‘Emerald City’ After One Season

It’s the end of the yellow brick road for Emerald City. NBC has canceled the series based on the Oz book series written by L. Frank Baum after one season.

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.