Wonder Woman TV Series Greenlit by NBC

Wonder Woman LogoAfter a couple of months of “will they, won’t they,” David E. Kelley’s much shopped-around pitch for a Wonder Woman television series has finally been picked up by NBC.  The news comes after last week’s announcement that the project was most likely dead after being turned down by many studios.  Kelley, at the time, reasoned that he had not yet given up hope on the project—and behold, another pitch to NBC proved to be the right one.  Deadline Hollywood has the whole story.

My own thoughts on the news?  As a Wonder Woman fan, I’m a little wary.  Well, I was wary to begin with—then I read this:  “The project is described as a reinvention of the iconic DC comic in which Wonder Woman—aka Diana Prince—is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.”

I think I really only need one word here:

*Headdesk*


 
X-posted @ Nerd Caliber

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3 responses

  1. I am a bit torn on this show. I was a huge fan of the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman as a kid but I wonder what they would make her in the 2011-12 years. Superhero shows have not recently transitioned very well on tv (I am loving the Cape so I can be convinced otherwise very easily.)

    My thoughts of DC superheros always will go back to Lois & Clark, which was more of a romance then a Superman show. In the age of big effects studios are pressured to compete with Chris Nolan’s Batman quality and getting by on a 70s show like Wonder Woman or Adam West Batman may not cut it (unless they want to go silly like the Greatest American Hero.)

    I thought this was supposed to be a feature film anyways?

    01/24/2011 at 4:54 PM

  2. Gordon Dupuis

    Could they even consider asking a woman to work on a Wonder Woman project? Or at least someone who realizes that she’s similar to the real world Princess Diana only she can fight better than a MMA champ and can pick up a car?

    01/24/2011 at 7:21 PM

  3. I totally agree Gordon, I hear they have Jason Statham slatted to play the Amazon Princess. I was completely shocked and taken aback by this decision.

    01/25/2011 at 12:51 PM

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