First Look: Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman

Here’s the first image of Adrianne Palicki in costume as the new Wonder Woman. David E. Kelley‘s new TV series is evidently going for the ‘Sexy Wonder Woman’ Halloween look. See the full image after the break. Read More »

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Adrianne Palicki Cast as ‘Wonder Woman’

Friday Night Lights actress Adrianne Palicki has been cast as DC superhero Wonder Woman in the announced NBC television pilot. The show is said to be a non-campy take on the character that presents the superhero character as “a vigilante crime fighter in LA but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.” Palicki will also play Wonder Woman’s two alter egos, a mega-billionaire CEO named Diana Themyscira and Diana’s “plain Jane” assistant Diana Prince.

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Thanks to a power shift at NBC, the David E. Kelley revamp of Wonder Woman found life with the network, and a pilot has been ordered. The show will be a non-campy take on the character that presents Wonder Woman as “a vigilante crime fighter in LA but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.” So, Ally McBeal with a golden lasso? Let’s hope it’s more than that.

Now it looks like there is a director for the pilot: Jeffrey Reiner. Read More »

Will McG Direct the ‘Wonder Woman’ TV Pilot?

Now that David E. Kelley‘s new version of Wonder Woman is set up at NBC, it’s time to get the pilot going. When we heard a few days ago that the show had landed at the network there was no word on who might direct or star, but now we’ve got one possible name: McG is rumored to be the choice to direct the pilot. Read More »

NBC Picks Up David E. Kelley’s ‘Wonder Woman’

Briefly: Last night the new leadership of NBC kicked things off by picking up, among a couple other projects, a pilot for a musical drama produced by Steven Spielberg. As expected, the network is making more moves and one of them is grabbing the new Wonder Woman show being developed by David E. Kelley. Ironically the network, under prior leadership, was one of the last to pass on Wonder Woman not long ago. But even when all networks passed we knew the show wasn’t totally dead, and that it might go out to try again.

EW says that Mr. Kelley’s take features “the superhero’s signature lasso, cuffs, and plane in the script, and insiders said it was a serious, non-campy take on the DC Comics character.” That’s the script circa two weeks ago; we don’t know if any changes have been made since that script went out and met with dismissal. Much of that dismissal seemed to be based in concern over the potential cost and licensing fees, rather than story issues. With the show finding a home at NBC, we should hear a lot more soon, including crucial cast decisions.

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Once upon a time, before superhero films became big business, television was the primary means by which comic book superheros reached the masses. Batman and The Incredible Hulk became pop-culture icons thanks largely to television. As did Wonder Woman, thanks to a television movie that spawned one short 1940s-set season on ABC and two 1970s-set seasons on CBS.

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