You may remember in early September it was announced that the CW was developing a Smallville-esque Wonder Woman series. The idea behind this version of a TV show is that it will focus on a Wonder Woman before she dons the tiara, bracelets, and lasso. Today it was announced that the search for the lead actress is about to begin.
According to Deadline, the search is beginning for actresses in their mid-20s who are at least 5’8″ to possibly portray the Amazonian princess. Warner Bros. TV is looking for their lead for the series tentatively titled Amazon. A character breakdown was also obtained by Deadline. The lead character is named Iris. Yeah, you read that right Iris. The CW revisions have begun before the show even has a script. Read the full character breakdown:
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.
The casting search begins while the script is still being worked on. That isn’t unusual for shows to do with such high-profile projects. With the search beginning, we should be hearing more about it in the near future. It’s a little early to be outraged, but what do you think about the character description? Sound Wonder Woman enough for you?
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Source : Deadline