There were two things missing by and large from The CW’s pilot presentation on Thursday morning, but each are pretty significant just from the standpoint of the buzz surrounding them the past few weeks.
Let us begin with the oh-so-important subject of the Women Woman project “Amazon.” Last fall, the show was already looking at potential leads without even a completed script, knowing that they could help to sell the show with a star. However, the script eventually came in, and it wasn’t ready for the big time. Network programming head Mark Pedowitz confirmed on Thursday that there is a new writer in place in “Heroes” and “The River” alum Aron Eli Coleite.
This pilot is intended to be an origin story of sorts for the famed DC Comics heroine, who goes by the alter ego of Diana of Themyscira. This series is really in a similar position that “The Selection” was last year: It could run off-cycle, be ordered to pilot early, or be held until the upfronts in the spring depending on what happens. This is a near-impossible franchise to adapt, though, just as NBC tried their best to make something out of the show with producer David E. Kelley on board.
In speaking of “The Selection,” Pedowitz more or less confirmed that this show is probably not moving forward after two attempts. There was some desperation to try and land a project that had notes of “The Hunger Games” in it, and they may have that in the newly-ordered series “Reign,” which is why it was not picked up for the fall.
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