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Wonder Woman: New David E. Kelley Series Not a Done Deal; Lynda Carter Says…

Wonder WomanIt was recently revealed that prolific TV producer David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal) was developing a new Wonder Woman TV show for Warner Bros. Television. A feature film featuring the Amazon Princess has been in the works for a decade but has just never taken off. In 2005, Joss Whedon was signed to write and direct the movie but the studio didn’t like his take on the material and he left the project two years later.

While some reports have made it sound like the Kelley series was essentially a done deal, the veteran producer says that’s not exactly true. He told Zap2It, “There’s no real deal in place yet, but yeah, my intent is to take a stab at it… I’ve been working on it between scripts for Harry’s Law. It’s a very, very different genre for me, a very tricky beast. I won’t know whether I’ve cracked it or not until I’ve finished it, but it’s going.”

Kelley noted that he hasn’t committed to doing the series yet because he still needs to figure out if he can “make the franchise work for me.”

He continued, “I don’t want to delude Warner Bros. or anybody else that I should be doing it. The way I’ve always worked has been to write a script and discover, in the process of the writing, if it’s a fertile and creative place where I want to live. If I feel I can make the characters my own and it’s a world rich enough for me to revisit, that’s a good sign to me that it’s a series worth doing.”

One person who thinks Kelley would be great for the job is Lynda Carter, the actress who played Wonder Woman on the memorable 1975-79 series. Last month, she told Fox and Friends, “He’s great at the underlying comedy and character development… I spoke to him several weeks ago and he is perfect for it because he will really give the characters life. It’s not just going to be a cartoon or a comic book thing, which is really what I think we tried to do.”

When asked if she would potentially have a role in the new show, Carter simply said, “I don’t know.”

What do you think? Is David Kelley the right man for the job? If you could cast it, who would star in a new Wonder Woman series?

 

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robert March 5, 2011 at 8:53 am

I think the blonde chick from law and order who plays the d.a’s she sounds like linda carter and has blue eyes.the only thing is dye her hair black put her in the customed andshe would look exactly like wonder woman.I think she’s the perfect choice.

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Dana January 24, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Madeline Zima she has the look and ability………

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Movie Blogger January 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm

The perfect actress to perform Wonder Woman is Sophia M. Martinez (Sophia Martin)
http://www.imdb.me/sophiamartin

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superman December 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Erica Durance who else?

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Takeshi December 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Gina Carano – a cage fighter turned action star!

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KevN'sync December 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm

i would have a hard time choosing from megan fox,jessica alba,catherine zeta jones,rachel blison,the chick that played on Dollhouse and the chick that played in the Terminator series

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Jonathan December 18, 2010 at 9:37 am

If the whole Black Swan SAG nomination doesn’t go to her head, Mila Kunis would be a perfect Wonder Woman, and it would be nice if David E. Kelly held to statement WB made when they were toying with the idea of a feature film, when they indicated that TV’s original WW, Lynda Carter would be playing Princess Diana’s mother, Queen Hyppolyta.
After all, were it not for Carter’s WW, who’d care about the character, hoesstly?

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sabastian reich December 15, 2010 at 5:46 pm

THE ONLY LOGICAL CHOICE IS THE S ULTRY SUPERSTARR HERSELF THAT MADE THE ROLE iCONIC lynda carter IS THE RIGHT CHOICE TO PLAY HER TITLE ROLE nOBODY CAN FILL HER BOOTS OR HAS HER ENVIABLE BEAUTY AND THATS IT .

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roger samuel December 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

good god another remake nobody in hollywood can think up something new how about we remake everything from the 60s,70s,80, an get it over with

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Rob Roy December 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Bridget Regan of ‘The Legend of the Seeker’ TV Series.

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mets7300 December 15, 2010 at 6:29 am

Katy Perry.

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