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Friday Night Lights' Adrianne Palicki Is The New Wonder Woman
Well, that was fast. After just a few weeks of speculation about who might put on the iconic suit for David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman reimagining, Adrianne Palicki has been officially cast. While not exactly a household name, the actress recently raised some eyebrows after crushing on Lone Star, Fox's recently cancelled disaster. Seems like that epic failure may have been a pretty sweet blessing in disguise.
According to Deadline, Palicki was the first and only woman asked to audition. She must have performed quite well in the screen test as this was one of the more coveted open slots for young actresses. The new incarnation of Wonder Woman follows Diana Prince as she juggles her corporate executive job with whooping criminal ass on the streets of Los Angeles. Friday Night Lights executive producer Jeff Reiner will helm the pilot, and if all goes well, it'll air next fall on NBC.
Often times, pilots need a big name to fight their way through the crowded field of potential new shows, but with David E. Kelley and an established brand like Wonder Woman, this effort will surely be more about quality. People will tune in. The only question is whether they'll stay.
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