Princess Diana of Themyscira can’t seem to catch a break. After David E. Kelley’s version of the D.C. comic book superheroine for NBC went down in spectacular flames a few years back, the CW decided to try their hand at cracking the character, having achieved great success with another D.C. superhero, “Arrow”.
But if you’ve been keeping track of the CW’s recent pilot orders and failed to notice a “Wonder Woman” TV show (or “Amazon” as it’s also being called) among them, then you’re not the only one. The show wasn’t given a pilot order by the network, and that’s apparently because they didn’t cotton to the original script by Allan Heinberg. In fact, they hated the damn thing so much, Heinberg is no longer involved with the show’s development.
Instead, the network is putting the show back into development (they want us to think it’s still a “priority” for them) with former “Heroes” writer Aron Eli Coleite taking a stab at translating the Amazonian Princess to modern times.
CW Prez Mark Pedowitz says this about the trouble with Diana:
It is being redeveloped, we’re waiting for the script to come in; we haven’t seen it yet. We are preparing to pilot it off-cycle should the script be what we want it to be. We do not want to produce something that doesn’t work for that particular character — it is the trickiest of all the DC characters to get done.
Basically, don’t hold your breath, despite the fact that the network has just hired a new writer to tackle the script. Because, as I say all the time, hiring writers in Hollywood is dirt cheap.
Honestly, though, I wish they’d concentrate on bringing another character to the small screen instead. I’m sorry, but is anyone really clamoring for a Wonder Woman TV show out there? Or even a Wonder Woman movie? I could think of, oh, 5 billion other characters that could do better with their own TV show and wouldn’t be so “tricky” to adapt.
For instance, how about this guy? He’s gotta be easier to adapt than a dude with green mascara who shoots arrows at people, right?
Via : Live Feed