The CW Puts The Kaybosh On Wonder Woman Prequel AMAZON
Ever since that disastrous attempt at a Wonder Woman television series at NBC, there has been another push to get the Amazonian princess back on television at the CW. Tentatively titled Amazon, the series would focus on the early years of Diana, serving as an origin for the character. Allen Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy) and Aron Eli Coleite (Heroes) had both tackled a script for the series, with the hopes that the network could take it to an off-season pilot, but little movement has occurred since then.
Today comes word, via THR, that the CW has opted to pull the plug on Amazon for the time being. The CW president Mark Pedowitz told the trade this morning that they would not be moving forward as planned. That does not mean, however, they are against bringing the character to the small screen.
“It all depends on the script. We were very careful with Arrow and we’re being very careful with Flash,” Pedowitz said of the Stephen Amell series andGrant GustinFlash pilot in the works at the network. “These are iconic characters so we’re going to be very careful with Wonder Woman. You only get one shot before you get bit.”
As most fans would know, the young adult focused network has several DC characters currently under its umbrella, including the smash hit Arrow and its upcoming spin-off The Flash. In addition to that, the CW also has series based on Hourman and iZombie in the works
Meanwhile, Wonder Woman will be making her big screen debut in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, where she will be portrayed by Gal Gadot, joining Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, who will be playing Superman and Batman, respectively. So, it sounds like we won’t be seeing the Amazonian ass-kicker on the small screen for the time being, but it could still happen if all the pieces come together. I’d like to think that they’d re-examine the idea once she appears in Batman Vs. Superman and they can gauge how a series will be accepted by fans. Is this a blessing in disguise or a big disappointment? Sound off below!