Given the success of The CW's 'Arrow,' we were unsurprised to learn that the network would look to capitalize on its DC success by developing a Wonder Woman adaptation titled 'Amazon.' Some time ago we heard that casting was already underway, but what does The CW have to say on its progress? And if 'Amazon' isn't far off, have discussions begun about other DC characters? Find out the latest on 'Amazon' inside!
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Before we were assured of her big-screen 'Justice League' debut on 2015, Wonder Woman has had a hell of a time getting back into live-action. Not only did the multiple movie plans fall apart, but David E. Kelley's big-budget pilot for an NBC TV series was practically laughed into cancellation. Now, even as The CW eyes its own gritty 'Wonder Woman' reboot to follow through on the success of 'Arrow,' failed TV pilot creator Kelley believes the idea could still work on TV. Does Wonder Woman really have a future on the small screen?
With streaming services becoming all the more the rage, along with new havens for original programming, we'd been hearing that Amazon would soon take the leap into developing its own content. But why choose for themselves what to produce? The internet marketplace juggernaut has greenlit 6 original pilots from various producers, including Kristen Schaal ('Bob's Burgers,' '30 Rock'), Kevin Sussman and John Ross Bowie ('The Big Bang Theory'), and your choice will determine which gets produced!
Given the breakaway success of The CW's 'Arrow,' it's not hard to believe that the network might be eager to get its ducks in a row for the potential forthcoming Wonder Woman pilot 'Amazon.' Yesterday we heard that Warner Bros. might be looking to get a jump on casting the titular heroine for one reason or another, but are you ready to see what The CW has in mind? Does 'Amazon' feature Wonder Woman as we know her, or someone else altogether?
Earlier this year we'd heard that The CW was looking to expand its array of super-powered heroines (and DC characters) by developing a Wonder Woman-based series titled 'Amazon.' Focusing on the character's teen years as Diana, the script has yet to recieve an official pilot order from The CW, but that hasn't stopped Warner Bros. from beginning the casting process for the titular Amazonian princess! Who might the studio have in mind?
When NBC announced in 2010 that it was moving forward with a pilot of David E. Kelley's live-action 'Wonder Woman' TV series with Adrianne Palicki in the role, fan reaction was mixed at best. Between questions of the characters goofiness, and an outfit and pilot that certainly didn't help matters, it's no wonder NBC ultimately passed on the series. But with The CW's own Wonder Woman adaptation 'Amazon' on the horizon, what does comic media mogul and one-time 'Wonder Woman' prospect Joss Whedon have to say on the matter?
From the moment 'The CW' announced that it would develop yet another series based off of DC characters, fans everywhere wondered if the Green Arrow adaptation 'Arrow' would play host to DC comics guest stars in the way 'Smallville' once had. Even before its October 3 premiere, 'Arrow' has both lined up its own roster of DC characters, as well as specified their intent to avoid larger, super-powered characters. Still, with the announcement of a Wonder Woman series in the works for The CW, could we see the 'Amazon' superhero cross paths with Oliver Queen after all?
Here we go again, folks. Just when you thought that David E. Kelley's 2011 'Wonder Woman' reboot at NBC had officially laid the character to rest among the TV landscape, The CW is looking to summon their own version of the classic DC superhero for an hour-long drama. But will the new Wonder Woman be Diana of Themyscira as we know her, or a new modern take akin to 'Smallville' or the upcoming 'Arrow?'
The landscape of TV may look very different in only a few short years. We're used to simply flipping on a box to watch something on one of the major networks if not pay cable, but suddenly it seems like every media outlet on the market is looking to land original programming, be it Hulu, Netflix, or even The History Channel. Could Amazon be the latest looking to become a network of its very own with the potential acquisition of 'Pan Am?'