CW Developing Wonder Woman Series

With CW preparing to debut “Arrow” based on the Green Arrow character, it seems the CW Network is looking to expand their DC TV universe that first started with “Smallville” over a decade ago. In the years since the Superman inspired seried CW tried out a few projects including “Aquaman” which was another Smallville spin-off and “Birds Of Prey” which was about the daughter of Batman and Catwoman.

Now CW is looking to develop a series based around Wonder Woman. Only a year ago, David E. Kelly unsuccessfully attempted to bring Wonder Woman back to the big screen with his pilot starring Adrianne Palicki. After NBC passed on the pilot, many have been wondering when or if the Amazonian Princess would return to the small screen. Now, with Warner Bros. Pictures slowly working on a big screen feature, Allan Heinberg who has written both “Wonder Woman” comics as well as Gilmore Girls, has been hired to write the script, which has the working title, “Amazon.” As of now, the script is all that has been ordered. There’s no pilot or series commitment at this time. It appears that the show will take the character back to the beginning with a retelling of the origin. The series plans to, “focus on Wonder Woman as a young, budding superhero, rather than a fully formed defender of liberty.”

Here’s a clip of the ill fated NBC pilot.

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As for the planned Wonder Woman movie, the last we heard about it was back in June, when WB hired writer Michael Goldenberg (Green Lantern, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix) to pen the script. The movie will likely follow the studio’s planned Justice League movie, which may be released in 2015. If Amazon is picked up and a success on The CW, then increased interest in a Wonder Woman film is more or less a given.

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