“Out with the new and in with the old” seems to be the mantra in Hollywood these days. Fast on the heels of a Charlie’s Angels reboot is a seventies series facing the same “revamping” concept. NBC confirmed that Wonder Woman is a go, and the title character will be played by Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki. Just like the gals in Angels, Palicki’s character will be “updated for the modern age,” according to The Wrap.
Lynda Carter originally played the caped crusadette in The New Adventures Of Wonder Woman, which ran from 1975-79. Warner Brother’s Television released a statement about WW: “The series pilot is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman — a/k/a Diana Prince — is 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.”
What I like about this second-time-around series is that the pilot was written by one of my favorites, David E. Kelley and co-executive produced by the same guys behind Friday Night Lights, Bill D’Elia and Jeffrey Reiner.