Wonder Woman May Still Show Up On Television Next Year
Author: Josh Tyler
published: 2011-01-14 13:56:48
Even though just a few days ago we learned that every major TV network has already passed on David E. Kelley’s proposed resurrection of Wonder Woman, the near-legendary television producer still seems to think it’s happening.
Talking to THR Kelley says that in spite of this development he thinks, “the likelihood is we'll see it next year.” He blames the disinterest from major networks on how “late in the game” their script rolled out and says that no one latched on to it because of executive shuffling. He plans to bring it back to NBC and take another shot at getting them to buy in. Even if it doesn’t, there’s a chance it could end up on cable. It’s easy to imagine it on NBC owned SyFy for instance, particularly since the network no longer really shows hard science fiction and they’re in something of a drought when it comes to original programming.
Kelley has a pretty good relationship with NBC, they’re premiering his new series Harry Law this coming Monday and he believes it’s the right home for Wonder Woman. Of the project Kelley says, “I like to think of it as a smart script.” It sounds like they’re definitely taking this thing in a far different direction from the original. He says the character of Wonder Woman will be explored as a “real complex woman and not just a superhero.”
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