Wonder Woman TV Show: Casting Call Announced For CW’s ‘Amazon’
The CW and Warner Bros. are reportedly looking for someone to tackle the role of Wonder Woman in the network’s upcoming series Amazon, according to E! Online.
If you’re a female in your mid-20s and consider yourself to be above average in the height department, then you could land the role of Wonder Woman in the CW’s upcoming action-drama.
Deadline reports that controversy began surrounding the production after it was rumored that producers were changing the lead character’s name from Diana to Iris. However, it turns out Iris was nothing more than code name used to throw off nosy internet bloggers.
“So much for using code names to avoid internet speculation,” series creator Allan Heinberg explained on Twitter. The writer has previously contributed to Grey’s Anatomy, The O.C.., and a handful of Wonder Woman comic books.
Comic book writer Geoff Johns also weighed in on the subject.
“If a WW show happens her name is of course DIANA. Codenames (like IRIS) are used in casting a lot to try and avoid speculation,” he tweeted.
The official casting breakdown as follows:
“Iris comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted and just as often horrified by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling to her.
Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer.
There are too many sights to see and things to learn and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.”
According to Comics Alliance, this isn’t the first time someone has attempted to reboot the adventures of Wonder Woman for the small screen. Not too long ago, Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley put together a pilot featuring the legendary Amazonian with Adrianne Palicki as the star. After much internet criticism, the pilot was ultimately rejected by NBC.
Are you looking forward to the new Wonder Woman series?