David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman TV Show is Probably Dead

On second thought, maybe giving a comic book property to the same guy who only knows how to write about quirky lawyers doing quirky and eccentric things, the type of things that would get them kicked out of the profession if they tried it in real life, was not such a good idea. Either that, or as this Deadline article suggest, there were a lot of network politics at play. Regardless, your chance to see what a “Wonder Woman” TV show as created by the guy who did “Ally McBeal” and the gazillion other lawyer shows formerly and currently on TV would look like seems to be kaput.

The script was reportedly taken out to the broadcast networks on Wednesday night. Fox and ABC passed, while WBTV’s sister network the CW could not afford it. While the project was never considered a fit for Fox and was taken to the network mostly out of courtesy, the ABC pass was more politically motivated. With its empowered female lead, Wonder Woman seems well suited for the network, but word is a potential DC-Marvel clash got in the way.

Regardless of why, it doesn’t look like there are any takers for a “Wonder Woman” TV show by Kelley.

Don’t fret, though, fans of superheroes on TV. Marvel’s got plenty going on, including a new take on “The Hulk” and a new series starring a female superhero of their own called “AKA Jessica Jones” from “Twilight” writer Melissa Rosenberg.

Besides, I doubt if Kelley could ever write a scene like this:

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Aside from the idea that Tannit Phoenix may have gotten the part the idea was never a good one in my opinion. WW screams EPIC film. They need to go all out with the Mythology aspect of the film to distance it from others similar to the way “Green Lantern” is set in space for the majority of the film.

    • Juggernaut

      I agree totally. The clash of the titans with an estrogen shot is what I was thinking. It could turn everything associated with a “superhero” movie upside down. A strong female lead, a male “damsell” in distress. It cwould be an epic film. I hope that either Megan Gale, rumored to be playing her in the JL:Mortal film, or Phoenix are cast. Bring in some hollywood heavy hitters to fill the Amazonian hiearcy and you have a blockbuster tentpole for DC.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Hell yeah! I’d love Fillion to reprise the role of Steve Trevor he played in the animated version, but won’t happen.

        • Juggernaut

          My top picks for Trevor are Fillion, Jamie Bamber, Karl Urban or Bradley Cooper. I’d like to see Marina Sirtis (Star Trek:TNG) cast as WW’s mother, Queen Hippolyta!

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            I thought bout Cooper, but want him as Flash so didnt say him. Urban would work. And Sirtis as Hippolyta would be awesome.

          • Juggernaut

            Agreed. Cooper is my #1 pick for Barry Allen. There are just some guys who are always going to pop up while casting for comic book movies. Cooper is one of those guys. Hopefully he gets to play the Flash but having him in any capacity would be cool. That’s what i love about the animated stuff. They cast people who have always been on my casting radar and use them for different things. Most of the time they are dead on too! LOL.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    @Juggernaut- What i love about the animated stuff is not only what you mentioned but that they can get people who sound right but may not look the part. Chris Meloni as Hal Jordan, Bruce Greenwood as Batman, etc.

    • Juggernaut

      How about either Catherine Zeta Jones or Sela Ward as Hippolyta? With Lynda Carter in a cameo as an Amazonian elder or a government official.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Why not just go all out and make Carter Hippolyta? Lol. I would love it but your first choices are better.

  • Juggernaut

    @Dedpool- Those voices are spot on! I’ve been consistantly happy with their choices.

  • http://twitter.com/FAsh10npr1nc3ss fashionprinc3ss

    I would watch the series if it were someone I liked that was cast for the lead. I would record it with my DISH Network employee subscription and TV EVERYWHERE. I like to take my viewing on the go, it’s simple to find out more. Google TV Everywhere.

  • Danmillion99

    The original actress who played Wonder Woman in the 70′s version was beautiful!!!!