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Justin Bruening Cast As Steve Trevor In NBC’s Wonder Woman

David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman revival has found its Steve Trevor, even as shooting begins in Los Angeles for the NBC pilot.

Deadline reports that Justin Bruening, who starred in the network’s short-lived Knight Rider reboot, has joined the cast as the government agent who crash-landed on the island of Themyscira and fell in love with Diana (Adrianne Palicki), who returned with him to New York. In the new television show they’ve broken up, with Diana living in Los Angeles and Steve working as a lawyer for the Justice Department. They’re apparently not over each other, though.

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

Debuting in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941), Steve Trevor has been Wonder Woman’s primary love interest over the decades, occasionally fading away — or being killed off — only to return. But their relationship changed with the 1987 series reboot, in which he depicted as much older than Diana. They became close friends, with Steve eventually marrying Etta Candy.

The 31-year-old Bruening, who also starred in All My Children, joins a cast that includes Elizabeth Hurley as the villainous Veronica Cale, Cary Elwes as Themyscira Industries CEO Henry Detmer, Tracie Thoms as Diana’s personal assistant Etta Candy, and Pedro Pascal as police officer Ed Indelicato.

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  • http://twitter.com/Dawnell_do Dawnell_do

    Sure, why not cast him for the role.

  • Eightiesologist

    Knight Rider and All My Children….yeah that’s a good enough resume for this gem of a production.

  • Xz007

    It’s almost a shame this will probably never become a regular series because it sounds like it’s going to be positively awful in the most awesome of ways.

  • demoncat_4

    interesting choice for steve. for was figuring the execs would try and come close to steve real age in the comics.

  • KN1GHTBR33D

    This guy is THE main reason Knight Rider sucked so bad!

  • Anonymous

    Actually, in Steve’s case I’m almost glad they are reinventing the story, because he always was a flat character (even the ‘badass’ version from the late 80’s.) Hopefully they’ll do something interesting with him this time.

  • Ray

    OK, they have officially jumped the shark with this casting announcement. This guy is devoid of charisma. Terrible actor, no chops, no personality.

    It’s like they WANT the show to fail.

  • Djmikeb26

    Let’s see how it does,but i agree no one is going to do as a good job as linda carter,those are some big boots to fill

  • kalorama

    Tom Welling is devoid of charisma, a terrible actor, with no chops. Smallville’s lasted 10 years.

    You never know what’s gonna work.

  • Kal El

    governement agent who crashs jet fighter?

    and now hes a lawyer.

    Oh and hes under 30.

    Pile on this steaming pile of a shit show.

  • Ray

    Welling was a complete unknown when he was cast. This punk is a proven loser.

  • Jwatson27

    He is a terrible actor. He was on All My Children as Jaime.

  • Alexboisleclerc

    bonjour mike

  • Lhowe07

    I am so excited for him but, I also hope he can make 1 (or 2) final apprearance on “All My Children” before the ABC takes it off.  I love Justin as Jamie martin!!