The women who kick ass TV movement is pushing full speed ahead with this latest casting. Back in October it was announced that super producer, creator, and writer David E. Kelley was developing a modernized “Wonder Woman” TV series. The man behind “The Practice” and “Ally McBeal” wants to tap into the superhero genre, and according to Warner Bros, he’s going to use Adrianne Palicki to do it!
The studio has announced that Palicki, who previously starred in “Friday Night Lights,” the defunct “Lone Star,” and Legion has landed the title role in the “Wonder Woman” series. The actress is currently sporting some brunette locks, but she’s known for being a bright blond. She’s a former model who clocks in at 5’11 in height, which isn’t bad compared to Wonder Woman’s previous portrayer Lynda Carter who stands at 5’9.
The “Wonder Woman” pilot will center on the character as “a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.” With Kelley in the mix, we hope this doesn’t turn into some post-feminist tripe that has her alter ego Diana Prince struggling to be a superhero and have a love life simultaneously.
Diana is an Amazon warrior for goodness sake. She’s not weak. In the Justice League she stands by Superman’s side for a reason. We really hope they don’t water down her strength to appease male audiences or attract superficial female viewers. If they’re going to adapt this property, they need to do it right!
What do you think of Palicki as the new Wonder Woman?
Source: Coming Soon