As you’ve probably heard, NBC passed on the new Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley. Reactions from test audiences were apparently mixed and NBC just didn’t feel like the series would fit in with the rest of their schedule.
Warner Bros. Television’s president, Peter Roth, said, “I think Wonder Woman was a very well crafted pilot. But after seeing the announcement of the NBC schedule, I now understand and agree with [NBC Entertainment Chairman] Bob [Greenblatt] that it doesn’t necessarily fit particularly well with their schedule. As well crafted and contemporized as it was, it was a big and radical shift for viewers to embrace this new idea — and that may, to some degree, have had to do with why it didn’t make it.”
Before the pilot went into production, Warner’s released an image of Adrianne Palicki in her Wonder Woman costume. Many didn’t like it and it was revealed that some changes were being made. NBC stated that there were always intended to be three and hinted that the third would be more traditional.
NBC president Robert Greenblatt told TVLine, “There was an initial outcry about the long pants –- you know, skintight pants as opposed to those little shorts… but the shorts were always planned. They are actually used in the final confrontation when she beats Veronica Cale (played by Elizabeth Hurley).”
He continued, “We haven’t made any changes from what was planned but it’s always good to hear the feedback. I’d rather have people really passionately engaged in conversation, even if they hate something, than be kind of bored.”
While you probably won’t get to see the pilot (legally anyway), we’ve got a few images of Adrianne Palicki in her various costumes.
What do you think? Which costume do you like best or do you not like any of them?