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Being Human Actress Up For Wonder Woman Role In CW’s Amazon

Late last year we learned The CW was starting to look for an actress to take on the iconic Wonder Woman show for their series Amazon. We finally have at least one name to throw out there and it’s someone genre fans may be familiar with. Being Human UK’s Amy Manson

She played the wild vampire Daisy on Being Human but Manson has also appeared on two episodes of Torchwood (she was one of their employees in the Victorian era).

The Evening Express of Scotland says the 27-year-old Manson has “made it through two rounds of nail-biting auditions for the chance to play Wonder Woman in a proposed US TV series.”

We’re still a ways off from seeing anything formal from the show. Just last week at the Television Critics Association presentations, CW president Mark Pedowitz said he’s yet to see a script but that he hopes it “works the way we want.” Whatever that means.

From descriptions we’ve seen of the casting process, the CW is aiming to focus on Wonder Woman’s first entry into our world in modern times. Keep crossing your fingers.

(via DC Women Kicking Ass, image via Alexandra Cameron)

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  • Psychotronic (Michael F.)

    Very interesting choice. I’d like to see her get the part.

  • Rebecca Ramsey

    Do Not Like :(

  • strife

    I haven’t seen much of her acting, but she looks great… especially love her hair.

  • Valerie Meachum

    I was already going to give it a shot (hope springs eternal!), but, as a huge fan of Manson’s from her work on Being Human, Desperate Romantics, and Outcasts, if they cast her I’ll end up sticking with it even if it sucks. (Memo to CW: Please don’t suck. Curses were, after all, made to be broken.)

  • Anonymous

    She’s very good on Being Human so this wouldn’t be a bad choice.

  • Psychotronic (Michael F.)

    She was Alice Guppy in Torchwood, Leah in Misfits and Daisy in Being Human so she’s got the genre chops already.