And what a lovely face it is.
Not even one month after NBC gave the green light to David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman television reboot, the pilot has its leading lady. Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”) has been cast in the role of DC’s Amazon Princess and her alter ego, Diana Prince.
Known primarily for her role in the “Friday Night Lights” TV series, Palicki is the first actress since Lynda Carter to portray Wonder Woman (in live action) on screen. (Actresses such as Keri Russell, Lucy Lawless, and Susan Eisenberg have lent their voice to the character for several animated features). Lynda Carter embodied the role on TV from 1975 to 1979, and despite the valiant effort by Joss Whedon a few years ago, the character has not been seen on screen since.
It is also not the first time Adrianne Palicki has ventured into the DC Universe either. She appeared on “Smallville” in the 2004 episode, “Covenant”, in which she played a character very similar to Kara Zor-El/Supergirl.
David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot is still in the early stages of production. You can see Adrianne Palicki in the upcoming remake of Red Dawn, due in theaters later this year.