Saturday, January 22, 2011

TV: Wonder Woman Pilot Greenlit by NBC (News)

The folks over at Deadline announced late Friday night that new NBC entertainment president Bob Greenblatt had decided in a day of high-profile television pilot pickups to throw into the mix David E. Kelley's proposed Wonder Woman series.

The last time Wonder Woman was seen on TV was in the critically acclaimed animated series Justice League Unlimited on Cartoon Network five years ago but now the time has come for her to return to the small screen once again.

The previously shelved WBTV project is described as a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics character in which she is a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but at the same time a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance her extraordinary life. Series creator Kelley has experience with forming successful television shows, including one focused around a woman - Ally McBeal - that became a culture phenomenon in its heyday.

Will this series follow in Ally McBeal's path? It is too soon to speculate but the fact that a Wonder Woman television series is finally getting off the ground after years of no traction on the movie front makes this a success no matter how it turns out.

Check out Geek Plate's Tumblr for today's picspam on the Wonder Woman theme.

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