by Brett White
With “Arrow” a success on the small screen and superheroes making big bucks on the big screen, it’s no wonder that the CW is apparently giving one of the most iconic superheroes of all time a second chance. Entertainment Weekly reports that the prequel series centered around Wonder Woman, “Amazon,” still has some life left in it despite not getting a pilot order in January.
“Oh God yes,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz after being asked if The CW was still interested in a new Wonder Woman show. “It’s being redeveloped. We don’t want to produce something that doesn’t do the franchise justice… It’s the trickiest of all the DC characters.”
This is great news for comic book fans eager to see more adaptations on the small screen, and “Arrow’s” success should help this series’ odds. But come on, Wonder Woman is the trickiest character to adapt? The character summary quoted by EW from the previous casting call seems right:
[She comes from] a secluded country where she was raised as a solider in a brutal environment. Now a stranger in a strange modern big city, she’s a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic and she will fight to the death to make the world safe.
Is that complicated? “Arrow” has two timelines running simultaneously, so I don’t think “Amazon’s” premise is the next coming of “Lost.” David E. Kelly’s failed NBC pilot didn’t work because it strayed too far from Diana’s roots, making her the CEO of her own company or… something. “Amazon’s” premise seems right and ripe for a TV show, and a character like Wonder Woman deserves it.
And if they have a hard time finding a leading lady, almost-Wonder Woman Adrianne Palicki is still up for it.
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