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That Young Wonder Woman TV Show Is Being “Redeveloped”

Great Hera!

When we first heard there was going to be another attempt at a Wonder Woman television show after the failed attempt that was David E. Kelley’s pilot, we were shocked. We got as far as character descriptions and even a few actors’ names being thrown in the ring to play Princess Diana but then came a pause, one we hoped didn’t mean the end of the project. Thankfully, we can now report the series, titled Amazon, is still being worked on. 

All of the networks have been going through upfronts this week, presentations in which they showcase their returning and new series. While Amazon wasn’t on The CW’s slate for the fall, it was brought up as a topic for discussion.

CW president Mark Pedowitz:

“Oh God yes, it is being redeveloped, we’re waiting for the script to come in; we haven’t seen it yet,” he said. “We are preparing to pilot it off-cycle should the script be what we want it to be. We do not want to produce something that doesn’t work for that particular character — it is the trickiest of all the DC characters to get done.”

The Hollywood Reporter also mentioned a writer change-up. According to Pedowitz original writer Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy) is to be replaced by Aron Eli Coleite (Heroes and The River).

I think it can only be a good sign The CW are taking their time with this. They’ve got a hit on their hands with the DC Universe followup to Smallville, Arrow, and they wouldn’t want to ruin their momentum by putting out something sub-par.

(via DC Women Kicking Ass)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."