NBC Turn Their Backs On ‘WONDER WOMAN’ Remake!

By on 13 May, 2011


 

It seems that NBC have turned down the chance to remake 70s show ‘Wonder Woman‘, after a pilot episode starring Adrianne Palicki and Elizabeth Hurley failed to live up to expectations.

 

The U.S. network have decided against making a new updated series about the classic comic book character after being unhappy with Warner Bros. and David E. Kelley‘s pilot episode, which saw ‘Friday Night Lights‘ actress Adrianne Palicki in the lead role of Diana Prince and her heroine alter ego.

The new version of the programme would have seen the lead character as a high-flying businesswoman by day and a “butt-kicking Amazon” by night, with her adventures set to a modern soundtrack, but preview audiences gave a mixed feedback, and this left the network with mixed feelings about the future of the project.

 

According to Entertainment Weekly, other reasons for the show being passed included unhappiness about Wonder Woman‘s outfit, which paid closer tribute to Greek mythology, rather than pandering to American patriotism.

 
Elizabeth Hurley had been due to star in the programme, and the British actress said in March that she was:

“Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman. I’ll be playing the evil villain. Can’t wait.”

 

The news must have struck a blow to Kelley, who said his vision of the show had been “complicated” to write but a “lot of fun”.
 

He said:

“I had a lot of fun writing it. It’s a very complicated piece, which is the most fun thing about it.”

 

After waiting a long while to get this far, it’s a shame to see that the latest attempts to bring back Wonder Woman have failed at the first hurdle.

 

 

 

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