Not long after the news broke that Friday Night Lights alumna Adrianne Palicki had landed the lead in David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot for NBC, Lynda Carter — TV’s previous Amazonian lasso-wielder — effectively passed the baton by sharing on Twitter, “Congratulations, Adrianne!”
Carter went on to say, in an interview with the Baltimore Sun, that while she’d never presume to offer Palicki advice on how to tackle the iconic role, “If she wants to talk to me, that would be a whole different thing.”
“She’s a good actress and she’s beautiful,” Carter adds, “and I hope she kicks butt.”
Noting that Wonder Woman is an “amazing role to play,” Carter imagines that Palicki “is going to be really nervous about it, just because you would be. But I have a lot of confidence in David Kelley and what he’s going to come up with.”
An early draft of Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot script has raised some eyebrows among comic-book purists, seeing as it gives the superheroine not one but two alter egos and refashions her as a corporate titan by day/Los Angeles vigilante by night. Carter, though, seems open to any tweaks. “I think the story needs to be retold. It needs to have a fresh look at it.” she told the Sun. “I spoke with David… and he’s really, really excited about it.”
How are you currently feeling about TV’s new take on Wonder Woman, which is detailed a bit more in our previous story? Are you willing to wait and see? And does anyone have any “dream casting” to suggest for the role of Steve Trevor? Or the new series’ big baddie, Veronica Cale?