TVLine head honcho Michael Ausiello reports that ABC is developing “Wicked,” an eight-hour miniseries based on the Gregory Maguire novel that also inspired the smash Broadway musical.
It tells the story of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” from the perspective of the heroic Witch of the West.
(Universal is simultaneously developing a big-screen project based on the musical.)
The TV version is being scripted by Erik Jendresen (“Band of Brothers”).
Find Ausiello’s exclusive on the matter here.