The search for the new Wonder Woman is over. Friday Night Lights alum Adrianne Palicki has been cast at the Amazonian super hero.
The show, from NBC, is said to be a non-campy take on the character that presents the superhero character as “a vigilante crime fighter in LA but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.” Palicki will also play Wonder Woman’s two alter egos, a mega-billionaire CEO named Diana Themyscira and Diana’s “plain Jane” assistant Diana Prince.
The pilot is produced and written by David E. Kelley.
I’m not sure how this one will pan out. Superheroes on TV don’t always have the best success. Smallville has been the longest running superhero-themed show in recent memory, but I doubt it would have survived on the major networks. This show might be better off on a channel like USA or SyFy, not NBC.