January 14th, 2011
05:37 PM ET
It takes a lot to defeat Wonder Woman! Though Marquee previously reported that plans for a TV reboot starring the Amazing Amazon had been scrapped, David E. Kelley now says the series is back on track.
"The bottom line is, I had a lot of fun writing it, and we're still optimistic that we're gonna do it," Kelley tells New York magazine's Vulture. "We have a script that Warners and DC are very excited about."
Kelley believes the networks took a pass because of bad timing. The show was pitched very late in the pilot-development season, so giving it a thumbs-up now would have required networks to divert a lot of resources at the last minute.
"It's a huge project and we just rolled it out last week. It was a bit much to expect people to chew it off for this next season," Kelley tells Vulture. "But I think everybody's confident that we're gonna see it."
As for what fans can expect when Wonder Woman soars onto the small screen: "It's too complicated to categorize," says Kelley. "But that, for me, was the most fun thing: complicating the character and probing a lot of her human dimension — and not just the superhero."
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