I have to admit that I was really mixed on whether I wanted “Wonder Woman” to make it to NBC’s schedule this fall. On the one hand, Wonder Woman is overdue to return to live action. I would have preferred a movie from the beginning, but a well-made TV show would have been a great consolation prize.
However, I had strong doubts as to whether this show would have been well made. From the actors to the costumes to the script, I had plenty of concerns about whether this show could even be good.
It doesn’t look like we are likely to find out, as Variety is reporting NBC has passed on the show. The article states: “David E. Kelley’s take on ‘Wonder Woman’ is not likely to get the nod but sources say it’s looking good for a renewal for Kelley’s midseason drama ‘Harry’s Law,’ starring Kathy Bates.”
I have never seen “Harry’s Law,” so that bit of news is irrelevant to me. However, what is of far more importance is the following statement later on in the story: “Perennial bubble show ‘Chuck’ is likely to return for at least 13 episodes.”
So, if the choice was between a full season of “Wonder Woman” or shortened seasons of “Chuck” and “Harry’s Law,” you can put me down for the latter.
And now, we can hope Warner Bros. has seen the interest everyone has had in the “Wonder Woman” TV series and try to do it for the big screen — with better casting, better costumes and a better script. If we can get that — and more “Chuck” — then I think that’s something that can make a lot of people very happy.
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So are they just going to shelve the project, never to be seen? Although I was cautious about the show I still wanted to see it.
I do like that chuck is returning great show. But very pissed about ww. Alot of places the other day was saying it was pretty much a lock. Really wanted to see another live action dc show. More so since sv is ending tomorrow and fox canned human target.
The Wonder Woman part is now official and the Chuck part is expected to happen tomorrow.
Tbh, with the direction that the WW pilot was going, I wasn’t suprised to hear NBC passing on the pilot. Like Sean said,
“And now, we can hope Warner Bros. has seen the interest everyone has had in the “Wonder Woman” TV series and try to do it for the big screen — with better casting, better costumes and a better script. If we can get that — and more “Chuck” — then I think that’s something that can make a lot of people very happy”
I totally agree, they are developing a script for a WW movie anyway so I think it’s better that her return will be on the big screen rather then the small screen. So happy that Season 5 for Chuck is happening! 😀