Fri
Sep 7 2012 12:45pm
New Amazon TV Show Might Feature a Young Wonder Woman

According to Vulture, Allan Heinberg of Grey’s Anatomy and The O.C. (as well as comics work on Young Avengers and Wonder Woman) is writing a pilot script for the CW titled Amazon, for a show that will focus on the early days of Diana Prince, a.k.a Wonder Woman.

This isn’t the second time the red, white and blue lady has been dusted off for the small screen in the last year or so, with a Wonder Woman pilot having been filmed last year staring Adrianne Palicki. That one never saw the light of day, with early leaks about costumes, the plot, and so on making it nearly impossible to discuss the show without deriding it.

The CW may not have a spotless record where their TV projects are concerned, but they have a solid history of televising DC heroes with their decade-long Superman origin story Smallville and the upcoming Arrow. We can only hope that a return of Wonder Woman will be done smartly this time, and maybe even feature some progressive casting and wardrobe decisions. A Wonder Woman of color! A Wonder Woman who wears a costume that seems even slightly durable! A Wonder Woman who looks actually really, really strong!

What would you hope for from Amazon?

4 comments
Jack Flynn
1. JackofMidworld
When I was a kid, I just knew that I was going to marry Lynda Carter when I grew up. It's hard for anybody to compete with that kind of kid-memory, but hey, I'd watch an updated version.
Jerry Blair
2. Linekat62
I remember being asked to be a TV Rating person back in the days and Wonder Woman almost didn't make my list because the network moved her time that week, but she sneaked in at the end of the week. My wife did run into Lynda Carter shopping at KMART in Cathedral City (now a Burlington's coat store). Good luck CW, err does she get to get it on with Superman (rumored?)
Arie King
3. Arieh
I enjoyed the 10 years of Smallville and am now looking forward to Arrow. The more the better, I'll be watching WW if it's coming.
Tina Sabri
4. Tina Sabri
I personally had a hard time enjoying Smallville, I am however looking forward to Arrow. If the CW 's WW turns out to be another stickfigure Hollywood barbie I'm gonna scream. WW is suppose to be strong, athletic, beautiful and curvy! Not fat ( like 5'7 and 195lbs.) And not skinny mini (5'5 and 119lbs!)
I wanna see an articulate amazonian woman!

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