The CW is very much enjoying being in the superhero business right now. Less than two years after the end of “Smallville,” the network already has an upcoming show in “Arrow” within the genre that is also quite good. So what’s coming up for next? Let’s just say that you better get your lassos ready if this ends up working out.
According to a new report from Vulture, Allan Heinberg, who is a veteran both of “Grey’s Anatomy” and some past “Wonder Woman” comics, is looking to adapt the famed superheroine for the small screen with some sort of origin story that captures her early days honing her skills. For the time being, this project has the name of “Amazon.”
Outside of the fact that The CW is looking to get into bed with DC Comics again, the one think especially interesting here is that this project is being explored so soon after the disastrous flop of the “Wonder Woman” pilot from David E. Kelley over at NBC in the spring of 2011. This pilot, which starred “Friday Night Lights” actress Adrianne Palicki as the title character, was the target of bad buzz from almost the moment it was shot. Suffice it to say, it never ended up making it to series, and there were questions about whether or not the adaptation could work on modern TV considering that “Bionic Woman” also failed a few years ago as a remake for NBC.
Even though “Arrow” is in a darker, more realistic universe, one cool idea that could come out of this show if it succeeds is the crossover potential. After all, would’t it be interesting for The CW to have its own little Justice League on its network?
Would you be excited about another “Wonder Woman” show, and who would you want wearing the famous hot pants? If you want to catch our full review for the “Arrow” pilot, you can do so by heading on over to the link here.
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