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Super! Wonder Woman Pilot Lands At NBC

Your (Diana) Prince may come after all, comic-book fans.

David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot has landed at NBC, just weeks after the high-profile project appeared to have stalled, Deadline reports.

Earlier this month, all the majors took a pass on the series, due to its being shopped around late in the game plus its presumably big-ticket price tag. But with the NBC-Comcast deal now done, the Peacock’s purse strings grew a bit looser.

Just last week, Kelley said that despite that brief hiccup, he and his team were “optimistic that we’re going to do it,” noting, “We’ve got a script that [Warner Bros. TV] and DC are very excited about.”

Kelley’s take on Wonder Woman presents Diana Prince as an L.A.-based “corporate executive and modern woman” also juggling her side job as a vigilante crimefighter, says Deadline. It wouldn’t be a Wonder Woman story without me asking you to speculate, in Comments, on which lovely lass should be cast as the golden lasso-wielder! Soap siren Nadia Bjorlin? Smallville‘s Erica Durance? My CWPF Charisma Carpenter?

Earlier this week, Kelley’s latest legal dramedy, Harry’s Law, premiered solidly for NBC.

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101 Comments
  1. WendySue says:

    Bridget Regan would be an awesome choice, to play Wonder Woman

    • Brain says:

      Jamie Alexander would be great, she is playing Sif in the new movie Thor…

      • Meg says:

        That is exactly who I was thinking of! Jamie Alexander would be awesome as wonder woman.

        • Mikos says:

          I like Jamie Alexander but Bridget Regan is such a great idea. Not too old, not too young; dark, curly and flowing locks; stature of a super hero. Yeah Bridget would be a great chocie.

          Still not sure about Kelley doing it though. At least she’s an executive and not a lawyer – courtroom sermon scenes are Kelley kryptonite.

    • Phemy says:

      Kahlan is da ryt person fit 2 b da wonder woman coz she is so wonderful,gorgeous,modest,self centred nd a beautiful woman worth 2 b da wonder woman. SHE IS JUST 2 MUCH..

  2. Anna says:

    I don’t know that I like NBC getting it… I don’t think they do well in the geek wheelhouse, treating them right and all. Plus, they killed Bionic Woman…

  3. Diana says:

    So, who’s going to be my homonymous? Paget Brewster? Christina Hendricks? Emily or Zooey Deschanel? Michelle Ryan? Megan Fox?

  4. Mr.Bates says:

    Yeah, not so excited about the “Corporate Executive” part. I keep thinking Ally McBeal/(new)Bionic Woman at NBC. ugh.

  5. Samantha says:

    I like Bridget Regan but would not be opposed to Erica Durance since Smallville is ending.

    • Garrett says:

      Erica Durrance gets my wholehearted vote. She has already did a couple of superhero bits on Smallville and killed. (can I stuff the ballot box)

  6. SnazzyO says:

    Yes to Bridget Reagan for the title role!!!!

    How can we make this happen people?

  7. Mr.Bates says:

    I’ve thought that Sarah Lancaster would be great ever since she was in Everwood. I know she’s on Chuck now (which I’ve never watched) but still think she’d be great.

  8. You mean her alter-ego isn’t a lawyer?! Are we sure that David E. Kelley wrote this?

  9. mark says:

    What about Summer Glau as wonder woman? Lord knows that awful “Cape” will be done by then.

  10. Talia says:

    Miracle Laurie is my first choice, but I’d be happy enough with an unknown. Also not too wild about the corporate executive thing, but I suppose it might work if they play it right.

  11. Jason says:

    This sounds lame, I smell FAIL.

  12. Ron says:

    Denny Crane!

  13. Rick says:

    Nadia Bjorlin (plays Chloe on Days of Our Lives) would be perfect for the role!

  14. Lamont Cranston says:

    Man , and I thought this tv season was bad . Now a wonder woman tv show on NBC . ABC is developing a reboot show for the HULK , plus a Charlie’s Angels remake . Not to mention one of the four big networks ( can’t remember which one ) is going to try remaking the Munsters .

    *face palm*

  15. t.t says:

    Sophia Bush for wonderwoman people!!!!

    • Kris says:

      YES YES YES YES! She is my ONLY choice. Sophia Bush is perfect. Lets make this happen.

    • Footkisser says:

      Sophia Bush is beautiful and has plenty of sass and independent attitude to pull off the role, but she’s a bit on the short side to play Wonder Woman, don’t you think? In the comics Wonder Woman is supposed to be 6’0″, according to the creator of the character, but Sophia is about 5’5″ or so. It might be tough finding a beautiful woman who can act and who is that height, but I’d say shooting for 5’9″ at the shortest might be a better way to go. Just my opinion, though. I’d still watch the show even if they went with Sophia Bush or someone even shorter.

  16. PV says:

    consider me sold! If only Joss Whedon could get involved some how (pipe dream I know). Kelley does present/write some pretty fabulous female characters that are complex, human, and not horribly objectified.

    Guaranteed viewer here.

    Katee Sackoff!!!!

    It would be very very wise to cast someone from the scifi/geek genre – someone who already has built up a bit of cred within it.

  17. Brock says:

    Kelley is my FAVE TV writer. Can’t wait. Premise is weird, but suits Kelley’s strengths. Yay!

  18. JC says:

    Odette Yustman for Wonder Woman!

    • Kris says:

      Odette Yustman can’t act for crap and is thin as a twig. Sure she’d look good in the outfit but really? Who would buy her as an ass kicking femme-fatale?

  19. dee123 says:

    I’m sold on David E. Kelley, i’m not happy that’s on NBC.

  20. Darcy says:

    Alyssa Milano anyone? Just a wild stab in the dark, but it could work. I suggest Jessica Lucas, but I don’t think she could pull off the whole “witty executive by day, crime-fighting bitch by night” angle. She just doesn’t have the attitude.

  21. Jeff says:

    I agree with Alyssa Milano. Some people say she’s too short but who cares. She’s stunning and could pass as executive by day and crime fighter by night. We all know she can kick ass from Charmed.

  22. DarkHawke says:

    Oh please God NOOOOOO! Do we REALLY need Kelly’s trademark fetishistic cutesy-pie BS infecting Wonder Woman? The question is which live-action TV superhero effort will this be cheesier than? The Lynda Carter Wonder Woman? The Cathy Lee Crosby Wonder Woman? The Adam West Batman? Or even the Justice League that was SO cheesy it didn’t even hit the air? SHEESH!

  23. Sage says:

    I hope and really would like to this made without sexualizing wonderwoman’s character. She must remain as a superhero first and foremost. Sexy is fine but objectified no way.. We’ll see..

  24. Eric says:

    Regardless of who the pick as Wonder Woman I got $20 that they stunt cast Tom Welling as Superman at some point. Increase my vet to $1000 if the show starts off slow.

  25. Bishop37 says:

    Sarah Lancaster from Chuck!

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      I have always said that Sarah Lancaster could be aces as WW. But that was when it looked like ‘Chuck’s days were numbered.

      I’ll also throw into the mix ‘The Event’ bad girl Taylor Cole.

  26. William Howell says:

    Nadia Pjorlin would make a great Diana. She is gorgeous

  27. Mike says:

    Charisma Carpenter would be my choice.

  28. Luke says:

    My vote’s Erica Durance if she’s interested and/or doesn’t already have something else new lined-up. Otherwise I’d go with Nadia Bjorlin (has the look, uncertain about the acting chops but she may).

  29. amanduhwood says:

    I’m all for Erica Durance. I want someone with sci-fi cred and acting chops. I like Jamie Alexander well enough, but her voice kinda gets to me sometimes. Also, I think Bridget Reagan is overrated and Summer Glau is a little short. I would also prefer someone with naturally dark hair (brown or black), so no Sarah Lancaster or Katee Sackhoff. Alyssa Milano is too old, as are some of these other names. Michelle Ryan would cost too much and after Bionic Woman, I bet they’d hire Katee Sackhoff before Ryan again, since she was a total scene stealer. I like Odette Yustman, I think that’s a reasonable choice. Miracle Laurie – meh, not feeling it. (Not that I don’t like her).

    so far, my number one choice would be Erica – because she’s a BAMF.

  30. Jorge Jose Herrera says:

    I’m so excited! I am definitely going to give this a try! While the exec thing is a litle questionable, WW’s got to have something else to do other than just kick ass and take names. I could go for an unknown actress for the role, although I do agree with Reagan and Laurie. I want Lancaster to stay on Chuck though and Glau to remain on The Cape.

  31. Ann says:

    Never mind Wonder Woman, who will they cast as Steve Trevor?

    Seriously, who is perfect for Wonder Woman — besides Linda Carter? Tough one. Whoever is cast must be able to really act, be tall (Diana Prince is from a tribe of Amazons)and have great chemistry with the actor cast as Steve.

  32. Petyon says:

    Katy Perry.

  33. Michael Sacal says:

    Eliza Dushku

  34. Jennifer g says:

    I think Megan Fox would be a good choice.

  35. celia says:

    Erica Durance!

  36. Karine says:

    Charisma carpenter could definitely pull it off! She has been in tv for a while and her guest appearances in Greek and Veronica mars were memorable to say the least. They could go with an unknown and not deal with the pressure. Tom welling did great as Clark Kent and he was relatively unknown at the time.

  37. Nika says:

    My choice would be Rachel Bilson or Sophia Bush.

  38. Catherine says:

    Please not someone too childlike. Charisma Carpenter would be believable as someone who could go corporate and fight crime. Some of the other actresses named would be too adorable and would keep long-time fans of Wonder Woman from really getting invested.

    Also…the guy who brought us Ally McBeal is going to do his take on Wonder Woman? Ugh. Let me guess, she’ll whine a lot, be indecisive and totally disempower the greatest comic book heroine around. wow.

  39. jontravolta says:

    What is up with the “Porno” Wonder Woman picture at the top of this article? Not that I am complaining, mind you…

    • XK says:

      You’ve got an odd idea of what constitutes porn.

      That’s an art drawing by Adam Hughes, one of many great comic artists who has drawn WW.

  40. XK says:

    How odd that ABC is going to air it, given that ABC is owned by Disney, and Disney owns Marvel, DC/WB’s direct competition.

  41. Arminda says:

    Angie Harmon. Awesome tv presence.

  42. Amber says:

    Hilary Duff.

  43. Cate says:

    They need to be careful not to repeat the Bionic Woman farce – make sure they actually have proper stories! Plus while Michelle ryan was pretty enough, she had little charisma or star quality.
    Yes, Erica Durance has the acting and personality qualities, but would she really want another comic book role even if offered? Being network tv, Charisma Carpenter will probably be written off as too old, as will anyone over 30.
    It will be interesting to see what they do with that terribly politically incorrect costume. Will they go the Smallville route and keep her anonymous?

  44. Lynn says:

    I wonder if the whole mythology part of Wonder Woman will be lost in this adaptation. If so, that’s too bad.

    @Ann: Good question, I wonder who will play Steve Trevor. Can’t think of anyone off the top of my head, hard to cast without knowing who will be WW.

  45. Dan says:

    My vote would be Jenifer Taylor. She played Chelsie on Two and a Half Men. Tall, natural brunette and great cleavage.

  46. thor51 says:

    @ Dan Although Jennifer Taylor is great looking and can act. I doubt a woman close to 40 will be cast in this role. Some one in their mid to late twenties and at least 5’10 in stature.

  47. Michael says:

    LOL I am not gonna guess. But the picture makes Wonder Woman look like she has man hands. LOL

  48. Patrick Yates says:

    Michele Boyd. She is really tall, black hair and blue eyes, and she has a martial arts background. She is very athletic. Also, she has a cult following in the Geek/Gamer/Comic/Sci-Fi world due to her role on The Guild (which is almost watchable at times).

    Plus, she is relatively unknown, so she won’t be associated with prior roles. It also means she will be dirt chead, and will basically sign an indentured servitude contract with the network.

  49. lostfan says:

    evangeline lilly…she needs to be back on tv now

  50. Necros says:

    Tabrett Bethell! She is an amazing, award winning actress and a gorgeous woman. She played Cara, the tough warrior in Legend of the Seeker. Yes, she was blonde in that one, but she’s stunning as a brunette too. :) http://img25.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=57790_26621_122_238lo.jpg

    But I think Jessica Biel would be a great choice too, or Missy Peregrym, Erin Cummings, America Olivo, Anna Silk…

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