Looks like the small screen adventures in Oz have come to an end; NBC has canceled freshmen series Emerald City according to TVline. The seires, which launched in January, started out with a 4.5 million / 1.0 demo rating but dropped to a 2.9mill/0.7 which aren’t the numbers needed at NBC to keep a show going. The show is best known to comic fans as a project that Kelly Sue DeConnick was involved in but she’s only credited with writing one episode.
Executive producers Shaun Cassidy and David Schulner confirmed that they had plans for a season two but even then seemed to know their chances were slim.
“Should NBC choose to make another limited series based on Baum’s characters, David and I would welcome the opportunity,” they said to Entertainment Weekly. “If not, know that this has been one of the most fulfilling experiences either of us has enjoyed, and we remain humbled by all of our brilliant creative partners who made this show so exceptional.”
Emerald City aired it’s now series finale on March 3rd.