A few years ago I saw Wicked on Broadway with some good friends. I really didn’t know what to expect when I went in, but the story really blew me away (not to mention the music and acting). Now I have word that ABC is making an 8 hour mini-series based on the book…non-musical.
For those of you not familiar with the book by Gregory Maguire, it tells the story of The Wicked Witch of the West from the Frank Baum OZ books. It is a prequel to the books/stories that we all grew up on over the years. But the ABC story will in fact be parallel to the OZ books and not the prequel.
It is being produced by Salma Hayek production company, and word is she is looking to play a part in the series as well. The series is being written by Erik Jendresen of Band of Brothers fame. Lets keep our fingers crossed and look forward to this interesting vehicle.
- ABC Is Planning A TV Mini-Series Based On The Novel ‘Wicked’ (pinkisthenewblog.com)
- ABC “Wicked” Mini-Series Produced By Salma Hayek (popcrunch.com)
- Salma Hayek: ‘Wicked’ Mini-Series for ABC! (justjared.buzznet.com)