It seems that the new Wonder Woman has been left dangling at the end of her own golden lasso. NBC has essentially axed the much-discussed David E. Kelley-created TV reboot.
It's an unfortunate hit to the TV career of the gorgeous Adrianne Palicki, as just under a year after the sinking of the critical favorite from last fall, Lone Star, she will once again see a potential star-making opportunity twirl-away in a flash of light.
Apparently, test screenings of the show's pilot, which would have had Wonder Woman tangling with Elizabeth Hurley as the sultry and evil industrialist Veronica Cale, did not impress the big brass at the Peacock.
So, what went wrong with this highly-touted showcase of babes and burglaries?
The revival was to portray Wonder Woman as a successful corporate executive with mystical Amazonian powers, who cavorts around in tight pants and a halter top to fight crime. It's a plot that (at least, on paper,) did not seem too workable, at least in a non-porn context.
It's therefore not the most complex postmortem. Mixed with scathing feedback on the various versions of the costume, it was a plot formula that wasn't exactly the most auspicious to ramp-up enthusiasm for the comic-book-savvy audience the show would have needed as its backbone.
Ultimately, the show was destined to carry that signature David E. Kelley tinge of sassy irreverence, which would have only damaged the value of this particular product. While you certainly need moments of humor to pace around the action, one can't invest in the drama if it doesn't offer anything to take seriously.
If I were to guess, the network felt that there just wouldn't be an audience for the show they saw.
Any thoughts on the 86ing of Wonder Woman? Disappointed? Or did we all just dodge a bullet?
Source: Entertainment Weekly