David E. Kelly's "Wonder Woman" TV series continues to gear up for its unveiling as part of NBC's next pilot season. The last report pegged "Friday Night Lights" producer Jeffrey Reiner to direct the inaugural episode and now a casting sheet has surfaced revealing a few new facts about Kelley's plans for the series.
Most notably, the Wonder Woman role is pegged for a character in her "late 20s to 30s," DC Women Kicking Ass reports. No ethnicity is specified, though the sheet specifically mentions blue eyes. The character is described as "a real woman who yearns to live a normal life."
There's also no ethnicity needs specified for the characters of Etta (presumably series mainstay Etta Candy), Myndi Mayer (who coined the name "Wonder Woman" in the comics) and Steve Trevor. All crucial characters, though there's no indication at this point of whether the story will have Trevor serve as Wonder Woman's love interest, as was the case in earlier comics in the series, or if he'll be romantically linked instead with Etta, as is the case in more recent stories.
It could be the latter, as the casting sheet suggests that Boston cop Ed Indelicato could be romantically connected in some way to the superheroine. Filming is set to start on March 15. Check out the full casting sheet breakdown of characters below.
[WONDER WOMAN / DIANA THEMYSCIRA / DIANA PRINCE] Female, late 20s to 30s. A kick-ass Superhero / Powerful C.E.O. / A vulnerable woman. Long flowing black hair, blue eyes. Amazon-like, muscular, an Olympian. The charismatic stage presence of a rock star. A crime fighter. Also, a real woman who yearns to live a normal life. She is accessible and appealing to all people, men and women alike…SERIES LEAD. ASP.
[MYNDI MAYER] Female, open ethnicity, 30s. Publicist, Press Secretary and Wonder Woman’s confidant and nurturing best friend. Worldy and edgy. Sexy and persuasive, her appearance is part of her strength. She is beautiful and put together - dressed expensively in the latest fashions, plus she’s got a bit of bite, clever wit and sass. She’s the prodder of Diana’s social life…SERIES REGULAR. ASP.
[ETTA] Female, open ethnicity, 30s. Diana Themyscira’s always cheerful personal assistant. A bit charactery , but real, pretty and effervescent. She is blindly devoted to Diana. She’s her unrelenting cheerleader, with unwavering, unabated support. On the vulnerable side, she sees the humble and sympathetic sides in everyone, including Diana…SERIES REGULAR. ASP.
[CEO HENRY DEMETER] Male, open ethnicity, 40s. Acting CEO of Themyscira Industries. Grounded, intelligent and deeply devoted to Diana. He runs the day to day operations of the company and acts like an Uncle to Diana although he could be a possible love interest down the line…SERIES REGULAR. ASP.
[STEVE TREVOR] Male, open ethnicity, 30s. A leading man Diana can’t look past. Good looking but a real man. An Army vet, he now works in the Justice dept…SERIES REGULAR, ASP.
[ED INDELICATO] Male, late 30s to early 40s. Stoic and tough, he is a liaison to the police department. Devoted and loyal to Diana, he’s blue collar, a no nonsense kind of guy. A chiseled man who subscribes to the old fashion rules of relationships - men don’t talk much. His job comes first and he wouldn’t make room for the possibility that there is potential romantic relationship with Diana…SERIES REGULAR, 10/13.
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