Wonder Woman Returns to the Small Screen

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The last time we ever saw a live action Wonder Woman in television, she had the best henshin background music but possibly the worst henshin move ever:

So the 70’s were a little disco. At least they had a Wonder Woman (we’re talking live action, non-porn parody version of Wonder Woman.). The 80’s had no Wonder Woman, the 90’s had no Wonder Woman, the 00’s had no Wonder Woman. I was beginning to think that the 10’s would continue this Wonder Woman-free trend, but according to AZM Ally Kensei Dave, we have word that Wonder Woman will return to the small screen on NBC.

Let’s see what we’ve got here:

The project is described as a reinvention of the iconic D.C. comic in which Wonder Woman — aka Diana Prince — is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life. “I had a lot of fun writing it,” [David] Kelley said of the script at TCA last week when the project had just been put on hold. “It’s a huge project, and it was probably a bit too much to ask anyone to try to chew on it for next season. But I’m confident it will still happen. It’s a very complicated piece, which is the most fun thing about it.”

They’ve worked out the financing and now the project has a green-light. This sadly probably kills any chance we’ll see Wondy on the big screen for at least a season or two, but at least it’s something! And it’s about damn time.

Since we haven’t seen anything but this rather broad synopsis, there’s plenty of room for speculation. I think what will really clinch it is the casting of Diana. I’m not terribly impressed with setting the show in L.A., but if they get the right actor for Diana, I’ll be more willing to ignore some stupid choices here and there.

So it’s time to dust off the casting game, second guess the casting agents, and come up who we’d like to see play Wonder Woman. I’m throwing in an early vote for Charisma Carpenter. She was rumored to be involved with Joss Whedon’s version and I’ve always liked the idea of her in the golden bracelets. Who do you think should be televisions Wonder Woman?

Source: Deadline