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David E. Kelley Hasn’t Committed To Wonder Woman TV Series Yet

We may have to wait a while for the return of Wonder Woman to live-action television. That’s because writer-producer David E. Kelley, who was reported in October to be adapting the superhero project, hasn’t “necessarily committed” to the series.

“There’s no real deal in place yet, but yeah, my intent is to take a stab at it,” Kelley, creator of Chicago Hope, The Practice and Ally McBeal, told Zap2it. “I’ve been working on it between scripts for Harry’s Law. It’s a very, very different genre for me, a very tricky beast. I won’t know whether I’ve cracked it or not until I’ve finished it, but it’s going.”

Needless to say, it’s far too early to speculate who might be cast as the Amazon Princess, last played on live-action TV three decades ago by Lynda Carter. “At the beginning, there was a little bit of that,” Kelley said, “but we quickly made it known that was premature. I haven’t necessarily committed to doing it yet. I’m at the point where I’m trying to figure out if I can make the franchise work for me. […] If I can’t, I don’t want to delude Warner Bros. or anybody else that I should be doing it.”

That probably won’t fill Wonder Woman fans with much confidence. But neither will Kelley’s acknowledgment that he won’t know whether the project is “a fertile and creative place where I want to live” until he actually begins writing — which probably won’t be for a while, because his new series Harry’s Law debuts in February on NBC.

(via Blastr)

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  • http://obisgirl.tumblr.com obisgirl

    this is very disheartening to hear. I was excited at first because I grew up watching the original WW with Lynda Carter (who at her age, still looks fantastic!).

    I think it’s time for WW to come back but it’s sad that writer put up to the challenge isn’t sure himself if he can do it.

  • demoncat_4

    figured it would take time for wonder woman’s return to tv. like David being busy with other things and also having to work out a deal with Warner’s to go ahead with returning the last of the trinity to tv. as for who should play her Lucy lawless would work. or an unknown like the plan for the film version . and David should really if he manages to pull it off consider Linda as Hypolita

  • http://obisgirl.tumblr.com obisgirl

    I wouldn’t argue against Lucy Lawless (9 or 10 years ago) but I think a younger actress would be better for the part now.

  • Bass Guitar Hero

    Dang, Wonder Woman just can’t catch a break…no second comic book title, no theatrical movie, no sequel to her DVD movie, and now she may be going back to square one with the new TV series…

    Maybe adding some zombies or pretty boy vampires into the mix would help

  • http://obisgirl.tumblr.com obisgirl

    no zombies.

  • demoncat_4

    that is why i also stated an unknown for wonder woman if David feels Lucy is too expensive for the role. but it will be a long while before David if he and Warner’s manage to be able to return wonder woman back to tv before they consider who to give the role to.

  • Edward_shiro

    It is very sad to read this. First they give us great joy and now disappoint us again. When do understand the importance of Wonder Woman in DC Universe?
    The new generations do not know Wonder Woman. It comes down to comics and animated series which is included.
    DC think is necessary for a project entitled “DC Studios, where they work to create movies of all DC Comics characters. Enough that Warner Brothers will decide the future of these characters. Respect the feelings of the fans.

  • http://obisgirl.tumblr.com obisgirl

    I was kinda expecting this. There’s been talk for years of WW coming back in some form. A television series would be awesome, but deep down, I didn’t want to get my hopes up.