Wonder Woman Prequel is Still in the Works at CW
Remember last year when the CW was working on that Wonder Woman prequel? As you may recall, the concept was dropped after execs opted not to pick the project up for a pilot and it was thought to be done with. Well, apparently that isn’t the case, as Amazon is still actively being worked on according to CW’s Mark Pedowitz. While at the network’s upfront today, Pedowitz told reporters that despite the series not being being up for the fall run, Amazon is still very much being worked on.
“Oh God yes,” Pedowitz replied, when asked whether the project was still alive. “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,” he added
It was rather unorthodox to see a series move into casting before it is picked up for a pilot, but a show like this relies heavily on the actress that is selected for the role and whomever is chosen will play a big part in how the character of Iris, which is how she is thought to be named for the series, is written. Amazon will take on the early years of Wonder Woman, with a teenager who was raised as a warrior in a far-off land placed in a modern world.
In regards to the version that was not picked up, Pedowitz said “the basics” were there, but the execution was lacking. You have to give them credit for not just running with the first idea they had. Fans of the new series Arrow can attest to that, as that series has been quite impressive so far. The last time the Wonder Woman character was attempted on the small screen, David E. Kelly was behind it, with GI Joe: Retaliation star Adrianne Palicki playing the lead role. That pilot was so bad, NBC quickly opted to pass on the project. Hopefully this one will work out and Warner Brothers can see the potential the character has for a feature film.
Source : EW