Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) is overseeing development of a modern-day take on The Wizard of Oz at NBC. The series, titled Dorothy Gale, will be written and executive produced by Friday Night Lights scribe Bridget Carpenter. Katims will server as a nonwriting executive producer along with Meryl Poster.
The story, according to Variety, follows Dorothy, a girl from Kansas who tries to tackle modern-day Manhattan (her version of the Emerald City). Dorothy finds a job in the art world — and must deal with a wicked boss.