Wonder Woman Returning to TV


For years, people have been talking and hoping for the Amazon princess to get on the screen again and it looks like it’s finally going to happen — but not in the way most people expected.

It’s been reported that Warner Bros is working on a TV series about one of DC Comics’ most popular heroes. The information available says David E. Kelley (showrunner for “Ally McBeal,” “The Practice” and “Boston Legal”) will create the show.

Personally, I think it’s amazing that Wonder Woman is finally getting back on the screen again. With the success of the modern retelling story of Superman in “Smallville” (which is in its 10th and final season) and the latest version of the caped crusader in “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” it’s time for this heroine to get her story told again in a modern version.

Wonder Woman hasn’t been in any live action project since 1979, where Linda Carter played the title role.

For years, “Smallville” fans have wished for Wonder Woman to get an appearance on the show, but DC/WB have forbid the show of using the character because they claimed that a movie, or at least some sort of project, was in development. Wonder Woman also was slated to appear in a live-action Justice League movie that has — for now, apparently — been canceled, but who knows, maybe the movie will get in development in a couple of years.

We have seen how successful “Smallville” has been with its story about the Man of Steel and I feel positive Wonder Woman’s show will do just as well. I have always wanted to get to know the character better, as I didn’t grow up with the old show and the only way I have gotten to see her is through the animated “Justice League” show and a couple of DC animated movies (“Wonder Woman,” “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” and “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse”). So for me (and probably for others as well), it will be a perfect introduction of Wonder Woman.

I was actually thinking about this a couple of months ago when DC Comics updated the Wonder Woman suit in the comic books into a much more modern version. I wondered, “Could this actually be sign that a movie or a TV series is on the works?” I don’t know if they will actually use that suit, but hopefully they will, it would look so cool in motion.

Stay tuned for more information about the show, confirmation, casting and more as it develops.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. moviefan #

    Cool news. I fit goes to series I hope they cast well. Also get good producers/writers on. I hope they get the right tone an vision.

  2. Adam Poynter #

    I also was not around for the original series and think that a new generation does need to be introduced to this character. Not sure if a tv show is better then a movie though. Fans of the original show might have some hesitation to a reboot because to them Linda Carter IS Wonder Woman. I think that a movie would be alot easier for old fans to accept and get new young fans interested.

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