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Cary Elwes Joins Wonder Woman

Veteran actor Cary Elwes has signed on to David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman revival, Deadline reports, joining a rapidly expanding cast that just added Elizabeth Hurley, Tracie Thoms and Pedro Pascal.

The NBC pilot is described as a reinvention of the DC Comics superheroine (played by Adrianne Palicki), who’s recast as Diana Themyscira, a successful corporate executive who fights crime in Los Angeles as Wonder Woman while trying to balance the elements of her extraordinary life.

Elwes (The Princess Bride, Psych) will play Henry Demeter — Deadline refers to the character as “Detmer,” but he’s Demeter in the widely circulated draft of the pilot — CEO of Themyscira Industries who oversees the day-to-day operations while Wonder Woman fights crime. He acts like an uncle figure, but he’s apparently being positioned as a potential love interest (Elwes is 48 to Palicki’s 27).

The Wonder Woman pilot will be directed by Jeffrey Reiner (NBC’s The Event). Kelley and Bill D’Elia (Boston Legal, The Practice) are the executive producers.


  • demoncat_4

    in other words Carey will be to Dinah what Lucis fox is to batman the one running the ship when Dinah goes vanishing for a time.and taking the heat busines wise. still hope the next cast member is LInda Carter as Hypolita there is still a lot of time to get Linda signed yet.

  • Judy Monitor

    Brother needs to skip a meal; you know what I’m saying Harry?

  • Dawnell_do

    Wait isn’t Demeter also the name of the Greek goddess of fertility?

  • Anonymous

    The more I read about this Wonder Woman TV show the more skeptical I become.

  • Oramosperez

    When you’re not clear is someone is an uncle figure or a love interest, that’s never creepy at all, right…?!

    (I have to keep reminding myself, it’s just a pilot, it hasn’t been picked up yet…!)

    Liz Lemon said it best: “Shut it down!”