Tinkering With "The Tin Men"
You know what the problem with The Wizard of Oz is? I can't think of a single mutant or lobotomy patient anywhere. Have no fear, though. The Sci-Fi Channel is here to attend to all your scary Oz-related needs. I'd summarize this, but better for you to hear it straight from the horse's mouth. The info below is from Dark Horizons. Remember, I am not making any of this up.
The network has given a green light to "Tin Man", a six-hour original miniseries described as wild SF reimagining of "The Wizard of Oz" reports Sci-Fi Wire.You had me at "monkey-bat".
The story follows DG, a young woman plucked from her humdrum life and thrust into The Outer Zone (the O.Z.), a fantastical realm filled with wonder, but oppressed by dark magic. DG discovers her true identity, battles evil winged monkey-bats and attempts to fulfill her destiny.
Her perilous journey begins on the fabled Old Road that leads to a wizard known as the Mystic Man. Along the way, she is joined by "Glitch," an odd man missing half his brain; "Raw," a quietly powerful wolverine-like creature longing for inner courage; and "Cain," a heroic former policeman (known in the O.Z. as a "Tin Man"), who is seeking vengeance for his scarred heart.
Ultimately, DG's destiny leads her to a showdown with the wicked sorceress Azkadellia, whose ties to DG are closer than anyone could have imagined.