Like a true comic book heroine, the Amazon Princess has won the battle and secured herself a spot in the bloodthirsty television arena.
NBC had greenlit the project thanks to the tenacity of show runner David E. Kelley and a regime change at the network.
In Hollywood you don’t need a magic lasso to get your way, just patience and the belief that the weasel in a suit that turned you down will get his ass fired and the weasel that replaces him will like your concept.
Hopefully David E. Kelly is up to the task of crafting a modern tv concept for WW that clicks with NBC’s outlook. Remember their reboot of the Bionic Woman a few years back? There is a rumor that Charlie’s Angels director McG will most likely be handling directorial duties for the pilot episode. This will draw in viewers, but will it be enough to keep them around?
And that is the greater challenge - writing a show that will please both the fans and the masses.
Oh, and the fickle network weasels, can’t forget them.
- NBC Picks Up David E. Kelley’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Pilot (screenrant.com)
- It’s Official: NBC Picks Up David E. Kelley’s ‘Wonder Woman’ For Next Season (splashpage.mtv.com)
- NBC Picks Up ‘Wonder Woman’ Pilot (blippitt.com)
- McG The ‘Odds-On Favorite’ To Direct ‘Wonder Woman’ TV Series Pilot (splashpage.mtv.com)