'Wonder Woman' TV series put on hold
January 10th, 2011
04:03 PM ET

'Wonder Woman' TV series put on hold

It seems Wonder Woman isn't so invincible after all: Plans for a revamped TV series starring the iconic superhero have been put on hold.

As Marquee previously reported, "Ally McBeal" creator David E. Kelley and DC Comics had been hoping to reboot the Wonder Woman franchise ever since the popular '70s TV show starring Lynda Carter went off the air.

According to Deadline.com, Kelley completed a pilot script and shopped it around to networks last week. Fox didn't find it a good fit, while ABC is said to have passed because the network is run by Disney, which owns DC rival Marvel Comics. ABC already has several Marvel projects in development, including a "Hulk" series.

Meanwhile, the CW, which is owned by DC parent company Warner Bros., was interested in Kelley's story about the Amazing Amazon but could not afford it. CBS was initially split on their decision but they ultimately passed.

This isn't the first time a Wonder Woman project has failed to take flight. A film starring the lasso-toting crime fighter had been in the works for the past decade but eventually lost power.

Fans of the comic book shouldn't lose hope, however: Deadline says Kelley may revisit his Wonder Woman script again in the near future.


soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Cosmotologist To The Stars

    they should let snooki play the wonderwoman role.

    January 11, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chakram

    We need a XENA movie!! Lucy Lawless is HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ficheye

      You think she's hot? Check out the series 'Spartacus'. A gladiator based epic on cable. She gets nekked. And she's still hot. Smoking....

      February 7, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. J. Scott Moore

    This is great news. Lynda Carter is the only woman who could ever play Wonder Woman. It's been done, it's been done brilliantly, and now it's part of history for our enjoyment. Leave it be. Lynda, no one can fill those boots...or that costume...like you!

    January 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. orpheus

    It will never be the same as the original. they should leave it alone. some shows can't be brought back. Miami Vice, The Honey Mooners, Dukes of Hazard to name a few. All disasters!

    January 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • LEB

      Batman, Spiderman, and a number of other superheroes have been reinvented with blazing glory. Wonder Woman especially could be a breath of fresh air, because in the 70s "girl power" was something American culture was still getting used to. Nowadays people LOVE seeing female superheroes kicking butt. Wonder Woman, if properly done, would be queen of more than just the Amazons!

      January 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cosmotologist To The Stars

    she should be a cosmotologist when she wasnt being a superhero. she could do good hair and stuff.

    January 10, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jan Michael Vincent

    We don't need some silly woman superhero anyway.

    January 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Truthwillsetyoufree

    Please don't do this unless you do it right. Remember it's 2011 now not the 70's

    January 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nathan

    Thank Zod.

    January 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Alec Sarkas

    Disappointing to hear, but not surprising. Lynda Carter did such a great job as Wonder Woman and looked so great doing it. It's a tough act to follow. In the meantime, it'd be great to have a Wonder Woman animated series!

    January 10, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |

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