The CW’s ‘Amazon’: Is Amy Manson the New Wonder Woman?
Though we’ve yet to hear very much concrete information, even after an update from The CW at their TCA press tour panel, ‘Amazon‘ remains a hot-button pilot of which fanboys are eager to hear. Following the success of The CW’s ‘Arrow,’ the network has continued developing their ‘Smallville’-meets-Wonder Woman pilot, most importantly casting the iconic Amazonian princess, but who could take the role? Does The CW have an early frontrunner in ‘Being Human’ star Amy Manson?
The CW has yet to take its forthcoming Wonder Woman pilot ‘Amazon’ to series, or even view the pilot, but already buzz has begun gathering over who could take the iconic role, exploring the early years of the DC comics superhero. Via Blastr and STV, we’ve learned that Scottish ‘Being Human’ and ‘Torchwood’ star Amy Manson has been seen multiple times for the role, and could be considered an early frontrunner.
Despite debunked rumors of re-naming the lead character “Iris,” here’s the original casting sheet for The CW’s ‘Amazon’:
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.
The initial pilot script was written by Allan Heinberg (‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘The O.C.’), who also dabbled in writing the ‘Young Avengers’ comics.
What say you? Do you think Amy Madison would be good for the role of Diana if ‘Amazon’ goes to series? Who would you want to see take on Wonder Woman for The CW?