WONDER WOMAN Heading to Television

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is heading to the small screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Warner Bros. Television will be developing the series with David E. Kelley in mind to produce and write for the show. The showrunner of Ally McBeal, Boston Legal and The Practice, Kelley is an unlikely but interesting choice to get behind the heroine of the famed DC comics.

For years Warner Bros have tried to get Wonder Woman back into public eye. With successes such as Smallville, Heroes and this year’s No Ordinary Family, television is more accepting of a superhero genre and more advanced than it was for the Lynda Carter led 1970s version.

Though Joss Whedon (Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) tried to write a film version in 2005, he was unable to finish the draft and left the project after two yeras.

It is doubtful that Beyonce, Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox, all of whom were tipped to play the lasso twirling heroine in the now defunct film version, would get involved in such a long term commitment like a television series.

I think this is exciting news. David E Kelley, as everyone knows, is quite comfortable doing both the office scenes and the personal scenes so it will be interesting to see him take on a superhero (if, that is, Warner Bros manages to nab him). Plus, he knows how to make strong female characters sexy, without exploiting them, which is a line Wonder Woman has always found herself on both sides.

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