CW Developing A Smallville-esque Wonder Woman Show
In a surprising story today, it seems that a Wonder Woman show may be making it to our TVs after all. You may remember that almost a year ago NBC passed on a TV show by David E. Kelley focusing on the Amazonian Princess. Today Vulture is reporting that CW is throwing around the idea of a full on origin series in the vein of Smallville.
The show is going under the working title Amazon and is being written by Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy, The O.C.). Vulture had this to say about the proposed show and the writer’s credentials:
Unlike past TV incarnations, it will focus on Wonder Woman as a young, budding superhero, rather than a fully formed defender of liberty. (Think Smallville, but instead of a “no tights, no flights” rule, this show might have a “no bracelets, no crown” mandate.) Heinberg seems a logical candidate for the job: His resume includes work on the kinds of soapy dramas the CW favors as well as comic-geek street cred (he wrote the Young Avengers comic book series back in 2005).
The thing to keep in mind, is that the CW is only developing a script and no pilot has been greenlit, or even ordered. This would be a surprising development considering Michael Goldenberg was developing a film for Wonder Woman to go along with her planned appearance in the Justice League movie. After Kelley’s pilot was rejected by broadcasters, I would have thought we’d only see WW on the big screen. What do you think? Would you like this to be used to launch into the movies? Do you even want another CW hero show? Sound off below!
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Source : Vulture.com