David E. Kelley 'Optimistic' That Wonder Woman Redo Will Happen
“The bottom line is I had a lot of fun writing it, and we’re still optimistic that we’re going to do it,” Kelley told reporters on Thursday at the TCA winter press tour. “We’ve got a script that [Warner Bros. TV] and DC are very excited about.”
Kelley says he wholly understands why his Wonder Woman drew no suitors when he shopped it around earlier this month. “It’s a huge project… so it was a bit much to ask anyone to chew off for this next season,” he acknowledged, “but I think everybody’s confident we are going to see it.”
Kelley would only describe his take on Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (last and famously visited as a live-action 1970s TV series starring Lynda Carter) as “a little different.” He added that juggling the human aspect of the titular heroine with her special powers “was the most fun thing” about prepping the project.
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