It’s official, according to CBR and Deadline! After months of trying to find a network, NBC has picked up David Kelley’s script for an all-new Wonder Woman TV series. This would mark the first time WW has been on the small screen since the 70’s, when she was portrayed by Lynda Carter.
David Kelley is known for his witty, politically-charged and quirky series like Ally McBeal, The Practice and Boston Legal. His latest law show, Harry’s Law, starring Kathy Bates, premiered last Monday–and all the critics seemed to hate it, but I thought it was great. Harry’s Law is also airing on NBC, giving the network good reason to pick up Wonder Woman, too.
According to CBI and Deadline, we might be seeing a different view of Wonder Woman than we’re used to; she’ll be not only a vigilante, but also a “successful corporate executive in Los Angeles who tries to ‘balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life’.” Wait wait wait. Does that mean that Diana won’t be Princess of Themyscira? Is Kelley going to delete Diana’s Amazonian powers in favour of something more “modern”??
I really hope not; Wonder Woman’s the strongest DC superlady–possibly the strongest superlady ever–and it’s impossible to overstate how influential (not to mention kickass awesome) she is. But from the looks of her live-action film still boiling in development hell, Kelley’s new show might be the best we can get.
update 2/2: BC has read the first draft of Kelley’s script.