This might be a good time for the original Amazonian ambassador, Wonder Woman. Pipped to make an appearance in the upcoming Batman vs Superman, the princess of power will be portrayed by Gal Gadot in that movie and the inevitable Justice League flick that’ll follow afterwards. And when one door opens, another one closes.
And this time, it’s the door that nobody wanted open in the first place, as the proposed series of Amazon will no longer be letting in some bad-smelling drafts and what the hell this analogy ran away from me.
Back in the far off year of 2013, the CW network wanted to get another Smallville up on the air, this time in the form of a Wonder Woman vehicle that would be called Amazon. And the premise for said pilot sounded…terrible. Using the fish out of water cliche, Amazon would have had a young Diana Prince battling it out on a weekly basis while being confused about ice cream and dating boys OMG, like totally.
With Gal Gadot taking on the iconic role however, it looks like the CW network will be passing on Amazon. the series originally had Allan “Grey’s Anatomy” Heinberg and Aron “Heroes” Coleite working on a proposed pilot, but as CW president Mark Pedowitz explained to THR, that’s been killed off. “We did not go forward with it,” Pedowitz said.
It all depends on the script. We were very careful with Arrow, and we’re being very careful with Flash… These are iconic characters, so we’re going to be very careful with Wonder Woman. You only get one shot before you get bit.
This isn’t the first time in recent history that Wonder Woman has failed yet again to make a live-action splash. A pilot starring Adrian Palicki running around in Amazonian stripper pants was shot, but that project also fell flat. The method of thinking is obvious here though. Wait for the big screen debut of WW, and take advantage of that potential success. For the life of me though, I’ll never get why Wonder Woman is considered so toxic to TV. A series starring her would hit all the right demographics, from romance to action and big mythological action.
In fact, it worked out pretty well for Xena: Warrior Princess. So what’s keeping Wonder Woman back?
Last Updated: January 17, 2014