The troubled Wonder Woman TV show is still in development at the CW.
The series, entitled Amazon, has had a very tough time making it to the small screen. However, the CW is apparently still trying to get the show off the ground.
Although the pilot didn’t go to series back in January, CW President Mark Pedowitz has assured fans that the network is still committed to producing a quality Wonder Woman drama.
“Oh God yes. It’s being redeveloped. We don’t want to produce something that doesn’t do the franchise justice. It’s the trickiest of all the DC characters,” he explained to Entertainment Weekly.
Pedowitz explained that all of the elements for a proper Wonder Woman drama were in the pilot recently presented to the CW. However, the network president didn’t feel that the execution wasn’t up to par. As a result, the show is headed back to the proverbial drawing board.
The CW has enjoyed plenty of success with the superhero-themed drama Arrow. Pedowitz is no doubt hoping the network’s Wonder Woman project will strike the same chord with viewers when and if it finally makes it debut. No word yet when Amazon might premiere.
Although the Wonder Woman TV show starring Lynda Carter was wildly successful during the 70s, the character has experienced some serious setbacks in recent years.
Before the CW got involved with the project, Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley tried his hand at an adaptation. Although the series made process, the plug was pulled before it ever found its way onto television.
Kelley told The Hollywood Reporter last January that Wonder Woman is still “viable” for audiences. However, he did admit to making a few mistakes with his own attempt.
“My only regret is we were never given a chance to correct them. We had a lot that was right about it and a great cast. In time, we could have fixed what we had done wrong, we just didn’t get that chance,” he explained.
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