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Thunder Tips: 'Emerald City'

Directly or indirectly, whether in childhood, adolescence, youth or even maturity, we were impacted by stories of magic and fantasy. There are those who prefer Y&A books (young and adult), children and adolescents, as authors of this style, are masters in creating fantastic universes. We can cite several titles of books and their authors, films and even serials in this style. The book The wonderful wizard of Oz, in L. Frank Baum, was published in 1901 in partnership with the illustrator WW Denslow. Since then, several productions have been inspired and based on the author's original work: musicals from Broadway, films for television and cinema, spin-offs, other books inspired by the masterpiece.

Today, Thunder indicates a new production inspired by this classic in world children's literature: Emerald City. The series that has been shown since January 6 to subscribers of the Fox Premium, has 10 episodes and so far, has no information about a possible second season. The series tells the story of Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona), a nurse who is transported from the city of Lucas, Kansas to the Land of Oz. There, she needs to find the Magic at Emerald City to return home but without knowing it, he is about to fulfill a prophecy that can change his life and everyone's life.

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Adria Arjona | Source / Reproduction: NBC

In this version "for adults", the highlight is the Wicked Witch of the West (Ana Ularu), who is addicted to opium and owns a brothel but still uses her magic. Pay attention to this character, she is a fundamental role to understand the series. The other characters, very interesting by the way, were deconstructed in such a way that it will make you curious to read the series of books created by L. Frank Baum. Emerald City was created by Matthew Arnold, which created an alternate gloomy narrative of the original story. He also wrote the pilot episode; the series production liked the plot so much that Matthew was ordered to write ten more episodes for the NBC, the series producer.

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Ana Ularu as the “Wicked Witch of the West” | Source / Reproduction: NBC

 

Who is not a subscriber to Fox Premium, you can try it free for fifteen days. And on the channel, in addition to watching simultaneous premieres with the United States, the subscriber can also watch other films, sports channels and those series that have already been shown and closed. Below, other characters from the series.

Thunder loves to create emotional bonds and still under the magic of Oz, we separated some very cool titles that were also inspired by the original work of L. Frank Baum. It has the series of three episodes Tin Manwith the actress Zooey Deschanel from the series The Girl and the movie (500) Days of Summer and Oz: The Great and Powerful, with James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz. Both productions are available in the Netflix. The late king of pop, Michael Jackson, made his debut in dramaturgy with The Wiz, a musical film that featured Diana Ross in the role of Dorothy; Michael played the Scarecrow. The entire cast of the film is African American. In Brazil, Renato Aragão teamed up with his friends and made the film The Trolls and the Wizard of Oróz, with the participation of Xuxa in the cast and other great actors of the 80's. With a political message for the time, the film portrayed the drought in the Northeast of Brazil and served as a message to the governors who did nothing for the people who suffered from the lack of water.

That's it, guys. Emerald City this is only at the beginning and there is still time to do that marathon of the episodes already shown to follow the next ones. Next Friday has more tips.

 

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