Apparently a bid to kick start a Wonder Woman TV series has fallen flat. Horny comic book geeks across the world, a moment of silence, please.
How could a busty, Nazi-fighting Amazonian wearing a stars and stripes costume not be a raging success? I’m serious. Weren’t we all guessing who’d play a modern-day Wonder Woman? Who’d have that wide-eyed Lynda Carter innocence, plus a figure fantastic enough to carry off that costume.
According to Screen Rant, the show was being spearheaded by David E Kelley and was pitched to a number of different networks, none of whom ultimately opted to take the project on.
In October it was revealed that Kelley had met with DC comics, in an attempt to bring a contemporary version of Wonder Woman to television screens. Kelley went and drafted a pilot script for the show on spec (writing it before he had a home for it). On Wednesday The Practice producer pitched the show to executives at CW, NBC, Fox, CBS and ABC, but they all declined to pick up the potential series.
Word on the street is that the show could still be picked up at a later date. The Screen Rant article suggests that Wonder Woman would be a great replacement for Smallville, which is midway through its final season. I’m just glad trigger-happy Fox didn’t get their mitts on Diana, because they wouldn’t have given the show enough breathing space to get off the ground.
My question is – for all of you who’d love Wonder Woman to return to the small screen – how would you bring the series back to life?
Would you have it set in World War II like the original comic series was, or would it be set in a modern environment? Would it still be in a military setting, as the classic TV series was?
And of course…who would you cast as Wonder Woman?