Story Details and Casting News for the CW’s Wonder Woman TV Show

Wonder Woman Comic BookNBC may have failed in their attempts to launch a “Wonder Woman” TV series, but it looks like the CW is going full-steam ahead with theirs. The network, which is flushed with success from another D.C. superhero show “Arrow”, is already on the look-out for an actress to play the lead in their show, currently going under the title “Amazon”.

What’s more, Wonder Woman will now be named Iris, not Diana, and here’s how the casting breakdown describes her:

She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted ­and just as often horrified ­ by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling ­to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see ­and things to learn ­and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic ­and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.

There isn’t a finished script yet, or a greenlight from the CW, but the producers are already on the look out for an actress who is in her mid-20s, and who is 5’8″ or taller.

Beyond the name change, I find it interesting that Wonder Woman now comes from another “country” instead of an island. What country is it that doesn’t have ice cream and skyscrapers and traffic? Okay, maybe some backwards country don’t have skyscrapers and traffic, but ice cream, too? Wasn’t that invented around the birth of Jesus?

Still more curious is that they’re moving on ahead with a “Wonder Woman” show despite how spectacularly the NBC version failed. CW is either feeling their oats with the success of “Arrow”, or they know something we don’t…

Stephen Amell in ARROW

Via : Deadline