WONDER WOMAN TV Pilot May Not Make the Cut for NBC's Fall Lineup

The pilot, directed by David E. Kelly and starring Adrianne Palicki as the Amazonian Princess, recently wrapped filming in and around Los Angeles, California; but a recent report states that the premiere episode has an uncertain future.

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The new Wonder Woman series is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which the heroine – AKA Diana Prince – is a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.

It was announced a earlier this year that Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, Red Dawn) will star in the title role of Wonder Woman. Tracie Thoms has been cast as a regular, playing Etta the bubbly personal assistant of Diana and Pedro Pascal will play a liaison to the police department who is devoted and loyal to the princess of power. Elizabeth Hurley has signed on to portray the show's villain opposite Palicki, while Cary Elwes will portray the CEO of the company owned by Diana Prince, Themyscira Industries.

Justin Bruening (Knight Rider) has joined the cast to portray Steve Trevor, a former Army officer and current Justice Department agent who is also the leading man in Diana's life; while Joseph Gatt (Thor) has taken up to the role of John O’Quinn, a man who works for Veronica Cale as a physical presence against Wonder Woman.

The pilot has encountered controversy from it's first announcement; but when the first image of Palicki sporting the Wonder Woman costume hit the net, it reached it's peak. Though it appears the producers behind the show have toned down the overly flashy original costume design due to widespread negativity, anticipation for the pilot -- which was supposed to air on NBC this Fall -- has been mild at best.

A recent report from Entertainment Weekly hints that Wonder Woman's troubles have not ended, as the pilot episode may not even make it's prime time debut this year. Director David E. Kelley has hope that, if the episode does air this Fall, NBC will grant his request "to air the pilot commercial free.. but with a sponsor."

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tobulicious

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What?! Oh that is terrible! ::incredible sarcasm::

Krysalid

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NBC be smart... just burn it, and spread the ashes where nobody will be able to find it ever.

Also, kill everybody involved in the project... just in case they want to try again.

Samaritan

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Well...no surprise there. This was doomed to fail from start. I'm just glad I was able to see Adrian in Hollywood cus she is is a fine woman.

Phinehas

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This show is nothing but wrong. The character of WW deserves treatment that is epic. Something that is akin to 300/Clash Of The Titans(original)/(can't think of anything)and some fish out of water story.
No. Instead they magnify that what was to be subtle in her story, and diminish those things that are to be exalted. Lame. Even the actress was poorly casted.

Boy October

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*goes to facebook to post this on Mileena's wall)

Phinehas

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Ya know, it just occurred to me the stance/pose the actress is taking is a forced one of having her shoulders squared backwards to push her chest out. That is the esteem they give this character. Pisses me off to no end.

Wonder

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David sucks Kelley and NBC are EVIL!!! Evil And if this is shocking news to anybody then they are a mental case. Obviously a pile of dog SHlT like this TV show will have trouble. In the end Wonder Woman will get the blame even tho DC Comics allowed this to happen. It's not that an audience wouldn't support a Wonder Woman film, it's that we are NOT going to support David Kelley's horse crap script. The butt wipe don't even know what her costume is suppose to look like much less know how to do a show without Ally McBealing it up. IDIOTS!!!! Rolleyes