Kenya Barris to Write and Direct ‘Wizard of Oz’ Remake for Warner Bros.

Kenya Barris Headshot (Credit: Megan Miller)

Kenya Barris is off to see the wizard.

The Black-ish creator has signed on to write and direct a “modern reimagining” of beloved movie musical The Wizard of Oz for Warner Bros., according to a Monday report from Deadline.

Little is known about the remake, and casting details are expected to be announced closer to production.

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The original Wizard of Oz was released in 1939. The iconic film centered on teenager Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto who were swept away by a tornado from their Kansas farm to the magical Land of Oz, and embarked on a journey to see the Wizard with three new friends.

The film starred Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton.

Barris is best known for his sitcom Black-ish, and its two spinoff series Grown-ish and Mixed-ish. He also wrote co-wrote and produced the hit film Girls Trip. His Khalabo Ink Society company will produce The Wizard of Oz remake.