Vincent D’Onofrio is bringing a little bit of Kingpin to the land of Oz. NBC’s off-again, officially on-again series EMERALD CITY, which reimagines the classic Wizard of Oz story, has cast D’Onofrio as the titular wizard. Tarsem Singh is directing a script written by David Schulner, who is also executive producing.
The story follows Dorothy Gale as she’s swept up in a twister and brought to the Emerald City. In this imagining of L. Frank Baum’s story, Oz is a dark place with politics that rival the seven kingdoms of George R.R. Martin.
D’Onofrio’s wizard is rumored to be charismatic leader who rules with his knowledge of science and by making a treaty with the witches. His year has been pretty fantastic with the his intriguing take on Wilson Fisk in Daredevil, and his military contractor character in Jurassic World. He is repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment.
Lance Boyle | Staff Writer