Looks like Wonder Woman may be back on TV soon after all. It’s been a turbulent month for the DC heroine, as Warner Bros brought their new David E. Kelley scripted version of the character to the networks, only to see them all pass. Now though, Deadline reports NBC has made a surprise move and ordered Wonder Woman as a pilot.
When Deadline reported the story on the networks passing, it was said that for NBC, it simply wasn’t a consideration because the network was in such a state of flux and the project was too big for them to take on at the time. Now though, just a couple of weeks later, Comcast taking over NBC has been finalized and new president Robert Greenblatt is going forward with some big moves – with Wonder Woman a particularly notable one.
We now know David E. Kelley wasn’t being overly optimistic when I spoke to him last week, in the wake of the networks initially passing on Wonder Woman, and he said, “Everybody is confident that we’re gonna see it.”
Deadline has the first bit of plot description we’ve seen for Wonder Woman, describing it as, “a reinvention of the iconic D.C. comic in which Wonder Woman — aka Diana Prince — is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.”
In the same report, Deadline also gives updates on two other potential series from big name producers that NBC has been developing. It seems NBC is passing on Ghost Angeles, a supernatural drama from Josh Schwartz (Chuck, The OC) that would have starred Rachel Bilson.
Meanwhile, the J.J. Abrams produced Odd Jobs is being put on the backburner and will be looked at as a potential project for the next pilot season. Odd Jobs would re-team Lost stars Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson, in the story of two retired black-ops agents. Deadline notes that the script to that project, by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (whose collaborations with Abrams include Alias and the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) came in very late this pilot season.
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