Vincent D’Onofrio to Star in NBC’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ Series ‘Emerald City’

Vincent D’Onofrio ready to rule Emerald City.

The Marvel’s Daredevil big bad has joined the cast of the series, based on L. Frank Baum’s classic 14-novel Wizard of Oz series, as the Wizard of Oz himself. D’Onofrio’s Wizard is described as “the enigmatic leader of Emerald City. A man of science in a world of magic, he rules through inspiration, fear and a tenuous accord with the grand witches,” according to TV Line.

News that the series was (once again) moving forward broke in April, with D’Onofrio being the first cast member announced by the network.

The description of the series, according to the network, is as follows:

In the blink of a tornado’s eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and her K9 police dog are transported to another world, one far removed from our own — a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen before, where wicked witches don’t stay dead for long and a young girl becomes a headstrong warrior who holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands.

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