Is Wonder Woman Headed for Television (Again)?

By: Jase Peeples

A couple of years ago, fans were ecstatic to hear a new Wonder Woman TV series was in development for NBC, but once it was announced Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley would be writing the pilot, many of those fans began to worry the project was doomed.

Unfortunately, leaked copies of the script confirmed what so many Amazon enthusiasts feared most. Not only was Kelly’s take on the star-spangled superhero a complete misfire, the script was universally panned and though the pilot was filmed NBC (thankfully) passed on the project.

However, Wonder Woman isn’t defeated easily and new reports have surfaced that another series starring the Amazonian Princess could be headed our way.

According to Newsarama, a Smallville-like series currently titled Amazon is in development for The CW network and will follow the early days of Wonder Woman.

Though little else is known about the project at this point, fans can rest easy knowing the pilot will be written by openly gay television and comic book scribe Allan Heinberg.

Heinberg’s writing credits include gay fan-favorite TV shows such as Sex and the City and The O.C., along with groundbreaking comic book series such as Marvel’s Young Avengers-- a superhero team which included gay members Hulkling and Wiccan.

But most importantly, Heinberg wrote a best-selling run on Wonder Woman for DC Comics back in 2006 which proved he has the goods to bring this well-loved character to life.

With early reports of The CW reaching out to all-star talent like Heinberg to develop this series, we have high hopes for the (potential) new adventures of our favorite Amazon. The network has already had tremendous success adapting Superman for the small-screen with Smallville, which ran for a record 10 seasons. Also, The CW’s upcoming Arrow, a new series based on DC’s Green Arrow, is set to debut on October 10 and is enjoying an early round of positive buzz.

If done right, Amazon could be the most iconic take on the lasso-wielding superhero since Lynda Carter donned her satin tights in the late 70s – and that would truly be a wonder.

Keep your bracelets crossed.

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