January 10th, 2011
04:03 PM ET
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.
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