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Wonder Woman Returning To TV...Again

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Posted September 7, 2012 - By Joseph Baxter

Wonder Woman Returning To TV...Again

It appears that DC's iconic Amazon will be making another attempt to lasso a spot on the small screen.

According to a report from Vulture, Wonder Woman will indeed be back on television, this time developed as a drama on The CW network chronicling the character's origin which will be titled, Amazon.

Just a little over a year after the pilot for the last attempted Wonder Woman TV series starring Adrianne Palicki would be scrapped by NBC, it seems that Diana of Themyscira will be featured in a prequel series similar in context to Smallville depicting her formative, pre-stars-and-striped bikini days.

What kind of series should we expect?

Reportedly on board to pen the pilot, is Allan Heinberg, known for non-comic-book fare such as Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., and Sex and the City. With that bit of info, it's clear that, much like Smallville, we should expect the drama of Diana's life to take center stage and not so much eccentric supervillains and explosions. -- At least not in the beginning, anyway.

That being said, it will likely be promoted with (and possibly tie-into) The CW's upcoming Green Arrow series, Arrow. Thus, it should include some elements of action as she discovers her heritage as an extremely-powerful Amazonian princess. Likely, any potential bad date may end up feeling her wrath first-hand.

This will probably be a huge departure from David E. Kelley's failed Wonder Woman project last year, which, from the looks of things, did seem to maintain an element of campiness similar to the 1975-1979 series which made Lynda Carter a household name. 

The issue is how much will it clash with the attempts by DC of getting a Wonder Woman film project off the ground? While Smallville ran during the period in which the less-than-successful Superman Returns was released, DC has far more ambitious franchise plans these days.

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