Wonder Woman Pilot ‘Amazon’ Begins Casting Search

Wonder Woman is headed to the Amazon — but first, The CW needs to find its Wonder Woman.

Deadline reports that the network is about to launch into the casting process for “Amazon,” their small-screen adaptation of the popular DC Comics superhero. Some details have emerged about the character and the plot of the show, and the big headline is this: Wonder Woman’s name won’t be Diana, but Iris. Purists, have your way with that one. (UPDATE: Both Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg say “Iris” is just a code word for “Diana.” Crisis averted!)

Full details below:

She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted — and just as often horrified — by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see — and things to learn — and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.

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