Wonder Woman origins series in development

News Louisa Mellor 7 Sep 2012 - 08:07

The CW, home to Arrow and later series of Smallville, is developing a new Wonder Woman origins series under the working title of Amazon…

Last year’s Wonder Woman TV revival may have been nixed by NBC, but another network, The CW, has stepped up to develop a small-screen vehicle for the character.

The CW’s plan is for a Smallville-style origins story under the working title Amazon, from a script by Young Avengers scribe Allan Heinberg. “Unlike past TV incarnations, it will focus on Wonder Woman as a young budding superhero, rather than a fully formed defender of liberty” reports Vulture. So a kind of Diana Of Themyscira: The High School Years?

So far, the pilot is still only at the script phase, so there’s no guarantee that this latest attempt to bring the crown ‘n’ bracelets superhero to TV will actually make onto our screens, though with Smallville and Arrow in their repertoire, The CW certainly has form...

Read about Wonder Woman's most recent appearance in DC's The New 52, here.

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Oh dear.

This will be an Amazonian high school then? Cool, nothing but teenage girls and hot female teachers.

And the greek wrestling. Don't forget the greek wrestling :)

If they can put these two shows out concurrent with each other then there's some great potential for worldbuilding in a shared DC universe from two very different perspectives.

Obviously it's aimed at teens but hopefully they're trying to pick up from where Smallville left off rather than starting off the same.

Well as we all know, that last attempt went so well!

Now I'm really wondering what Warner's plan with DC Comics is. I mean are they going for TV series or for movies? Green Arrow is so far I know (and correct me if I'm wrong) a minor DC hero, so a TV series did fit. Wonder Woman on the other hand has movie potentiol written all over it. If they do it right of course.

It also could be far worse and DC is really doing Marvel's plan in reverse and they are doing a TV series first, then the Justice League movie and then the individual movies. But they won't be that stupid. Are they?

I'm not really keen on this. I feel Wonder Woman could really work well on the big screen. I still wonder about how Joss Whedon's take on the character would have turned out. What ever they do with the series, I really hope they hire Bridget Regan as she would be perfect for the role.

Joss Whedon's take on a PB&J sandwich would be awesome. That's just me though.

It needs Kevin Sorbo.

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