Wonder Woman: Adrianne Palicki to star in David E. Kelley's new TV pilot
Wonder Woman, the new TV pilot of the DC Comics heroine, has been unveiled. Adrianne Palicki will star as Wonder Woman in the new TV pilot written by the creator of 'Ally McBeal' and 'Boston Legal.'
The TV pilot is the creation of David E. Kelley, who has an impressive resumé of award-winning TV shows under his belt.
In his "reinvention" of Wonder Woman's alter ego, Diana Prince, she is a successful corporate executive in Los Angeles. Kelley's obviously aiming to make her a truly modern "Wonder Woman." No other plot details have been revealed as yet. Will she be from a hidden tribe of greek Amazons? Will the monsters and gods of Greek myth be her adversaries? Will she don her classic red, white, and blue costume? Will she have her bullet-deflecting bracelets, magic lasso, and invisible plane at her disposal?
Fans online have already bemoaned the remake of Diana Prince for the show. But with Kelley's track record writing strong woman characters, like "Ally McBeal," fans should hold off panning it altogether.
Wonder Woman fans have been clamoring for a big-screen version of the Amazon for years, almost getting their dream realized when Joss Whedon (creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and now directing the big-screen version of Marvel Comics "The Avengers") was on board to write and direct. He wrote the screenplay but then the movie was pulled from production. Fans are very loyal to the classic version of the Amazon, also trashing her recent revamp in the comic book where she's been forced into pants and a leather jacket with her powers greatly diminished.
Palicki, on the other hand, has received praise since she was announced as Kelley's choice for the new Wonder Woman. Palicki has previously appeared on the TV shows "Friday Night Lights" (as Tyra Collete), "Lone Star," and "Supernatural."
Wonder Woman has been portrayed by two actresses before, Cathy Lee Crosby, who played Diana in a 1974 TV movie,
and most famously, Linda Carter portrayed a version very faithful to the comic book in a TV show which ran from 1975-79.