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NBC to bring Wonder Woman to the small screen

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
January 22nd, 2011

DC may have found a hit on the big screen with Batman and possibly even Superman should Zack Snyder's film really take off, but now they are setting their sights on TV for one of their other major characters.

NBC has picked up a pilot from veteran writer David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, The Practice) for a new Wonder Woman TV show that will explore the Amazonian superhero's origins and include her "signature lasso, cuffs, and plane in the script." Insiders familiar with Kelley's take have also said of the show that it will be a "a serious, non-campy take on the DC Comics character." And when they "serious," we know they really mean "dark" since that's what every comic book adaptation has to be these days.

Wonder Woman has had success on the small screen before, with The New Adventures of Wonder Woman running from 1975 to 1979 with Lynda Carter sporting the star-spangled spanx. I think the character may have a better chance on television than she would in a movie, if she does in fact have a chance at all. However, this solidifies for me that we shouldn't expect a Justice League movie anytime soon, if they have decided to scrap the long rumored Wonder Woman movie for the TV show instead.

Would you watch a Wonder Woman TV show? If so, who do you think should play the superheroine?

Source Entertainment Weekly

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