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Old January 8 2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Wonder Woman TV Series Shelved

I attempted searching for the other thread in TV and Media but couldn't find it so started a new one. It seems David Kelly completed the script to the pilot and turned it in last week but Warner execs passed on it, deeming that it was too expensive. So just like the live action film the tv series project seems back in development hell for now.

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Old January 8 2011, 04:50 PM   #2
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Mixed feelings. On the one hand, I'm disappointed at the continued lack of high-profile Wonder Woman adaptations; but on the other hand, I couldn't imagine that David E. Kelley's version of Wonder Woman would be one I'd enjoy, so I feel we've dodged (or bracelet-deflected) a bullet.
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Old January 8 2011, 04:58 PM   #3
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Too expensive?
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Old January 8 2011, 05:17 PM   #4
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i was fully expecting this, when it was first annouced.
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Old January 8 2011, 05:18 PM   #5
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I'm almost at the point where I just want something to feature Wonder Woman in a live action context. A movie, a TV show, whatever, no matter the quality. But I'm not quite that desperate yet and still hoping it'll be good.
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Old January 8 2011, 05:25 PM   #6
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Re: Wonder Woman TV Series Shelved

I dunno if we dodged a bullet...it must have been really set heavy with special effects if Warner Bros' deemed it too expensive is my guess. That could indicate that it was ambitious in it's scope. Who knows. I was interested in his take. I'm not sure what the difficulty is with "Wonder Woman" to be honest. Steeped in Greek myth, potentially strong female action role model as Linda Carter seemed to be back in the 70's. Bridget Regan is still my choice to play Diana. I wish "Smallville" had done a WW episode.
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Old January 8 2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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i was fully expecting this, when it was first annouced.
I was half expecting this. I'm not surprised.
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Old January 8 2011, 05:39 PM   #8
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I wish "Smallville" had done a WW episode.
I'm glad we've been spared that likely atrocity.
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Old January 8 2011, 05:47 PM   #9
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Thats just unfortunate.

I wonder how much would it take to do a Wonder Woman Espionage Centered Series like the comics.
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Old January 8 2011, 05:58 PM   #10
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How can superheroes like Green Lantern/Elektra/Green Hornet get movies and no one wants to make a series about the most iconic of superheroines?
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Old January 8 2011, 06:08 PM   #11
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How can superheroes like Green Lantern/Elektra/Green Hornet get movies and no one wants to make a series about the most iconic of superheroines?
this isnt meant to be sexist, but the problem with some female charcters, is that they are dated compared to the modern world, male characters are more timeless, whilst female characters are more products of there time.

so reviving Wonder Woman for the general public on TV in the movies, is always going to require changes so she fits the modern world, almost making it a pointless excerise.

Times have changed for women, WonderWoman runs the vey real risk of looking hopelessly dated.
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Old January 8 2011, 06:11 PM   #12
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How can superheroes like Green Lantern/Elektra/Green Hornet get movies and no one wants to make a series about the most iconic of superheroines?
Because she is not iconic.

The reason that she was even published at first was a role model for girls. Then because of legal obligations.

Honesty Robin, is more iconic than Wonder Woman.
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Old January 8 2011, 06:17 PM   #13
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Re: Wonder Woman TV Series Shelved

Bleeding Cool has more on the shelving of the project -- Fox wasn't interested, CW couldn't afford it, and ABC has their own superheroine series in development (the Alias adaptation).

NBC would seem like a logical choice after Heroes, but they have The Cape, and a comic-book series just doesn't fit with CBS's direction.
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Old January 8 2011, 06:20 PM   #14
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How can superheroes like Green Lantern/Elektra/Green Hornet get movies and no one wants to make a series about the most iconic of superheroines?
Because she is not iconic.

The reason that she was even published at first was a role model for girls. Then because of legal obligations.

Honesty Robin, is more iconic than Wonder Woman.
Good posting name Cuchulan, no surrender!
I think in the popular imagination WW is still tops, ask the man in the street to name a female superheroine and he'd name WW. Just as Robin gains his notoriety from the Adam West Batman the public still think of WW from the Lynda Carter series
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Old January 8 2011, 06:24 PM   #15
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so reviving Wonder Woman for the general public on TV in the movies, is always going to require changes so she fits the modern world, almost making it a pointless excerise.
Then make the show about Wonder Woman not fitting the modern world and trying to find her place. If the character seems dated, don't change it, embrace it and make it work.
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