NBC Opts to Reboot Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman’s invisible jet may fly again after all!

NBC, a network that originally passed on David E. Kelley’s proposed Wonder Woman TV series, has picked up the pilot from the prolific producer.

The second chance was a result of the new regime change at NBC, due to the recent Comcast merger.  Robert Greenblatt, the new chairman of primetime programming, was the one to give the pilot the green light.  Originally, the pilot was rejected by NBC on the grounds that the cost was too high, due mainly to the licensing fee that would be paid to Warner Brothers/DC to secure the rights to the superheroine.  With the new suits in place at NBC, money seems to be no object.

According to Entertainment Weekly, David E. Kelley’s new take on Wonder Woman would maintain a serious tone, probably something along the lines of the CW’s Smallville. It has also been stated that Kelley will not leave out such iconic elements as the Lasso of Truth, bullet-proof bracelets, and invisible jet.

Two questions still remain.  First, will Wonder Woman appear in her classic costume, or the new suit that debuted in comics in June of 2010?  And second, who will portray the Amazonian princess?  The second question has plagued fans since Joss Whedon was set to write and direct the Wonder Woman feature film a few years back.  

Written by: Rob "T3K" Piontek

Rob is excited to be contributing to The Fridge. With one finger on the pulse of Marvel/DC and another on that of Hollywood's superhero franchises, no multi-issue arc or casting rumor is too small to report. When Rob opens The Fridge, the light inside shines green!

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