New Wonder Woman TV Series Begins Casting Search
The CW’s rumored Wonder Woman prequel project (super) speeds closer to becoming a reality.
According to Entertainment Weekly:
Studio Warner Bros. has hired a casting director for the project and is preparing to send out a casting notice for the starring role. As previously announced, the project is titled 'Amazon' and it “looks at the teenage years of the heroine who will become Wonder Woman.”
Normally casting doesn’t happen until after a project has received at least a pilot order — and 'Amazon,' to be clear, does not. But a project like this so hinges on the lead role, perhaps the network and studio want to see some potential actors before deciding whether to pull the trigger (or they’re so confident it will receive a pilot order, they want to get a jump start on the casting process vs. competing pilot season projects).
With the success of Arrow this fall, the CW is most likely eager to add an additional DC Comics character to the network’s lineup. However, before you begin busting out your satin tights and (wonder) spinning around the room, remember, it was only last year that NBC attempted to develop a Wonder Woman series of their own starring Adrianne Palicki that (thankfully) didn’t make it past the pilot stage.
At this point there are more questions than answers about this potential new series.
Will it succeed where previous efforts failed and, most importantly, who should play the Amazing Amazon this time around?