The road to getting Wonder Woman on the small screen, or any screen for that matter, has been…tumultuous to say the least. Then there was that David E. Kelley pilot for NBC where he made Wonder Woman a female Tony Stark stand-in, who parades around as a lawyer during day time. That never made it past the pilot and now the property is being explored at CW, where they had a lot of success bringing DC characters to the screen…and even that unnerved some of the net skeptics.
I remember a few weeks back when the internet raged over a code name used in a top secret casting call for the lead in a Wonder Woman drama. The script called for a lead character named Iris and all the fanboys came out to give CW a piece of their mind for changing Wonder Woman’s name (her name is Diana). It all turned out to be a big misunderstanding as CW only meant to throw the scent off their Wonder Woman trail, but they were able to guide the hate into generating more press and interest for the show. Talk about turning that frown into money. I think that’s how that saying goes.
Anyway, Mark Pedowitz, the CW network president, was available to answer some questions during the TCA press tour. Needless to say, I skipped over a lot of the interview and went straight to Arrow and Supernatural (though I hear Nikita is pretty great). With the success of their newest DC comic adaptation, they were hopeful in striking gold once again with “Amazon,” their Wonder Woman project ( by the way, I love the trend of DC properties being called something else that evokes the heroes rather than calling it by the character’s name). Currently, they are waiting to see the script and they’re busy casting for Diana. So it’s still in its early pre-production stage, but hopefully we’ll get some good news later this year.
Then the interview shifted to whether they’ll explore other DC characters, and while there were some interest in developing the universe, they are also exploring a lot of different projects outside of DC. Personally, I’d love to see some cross-over between Arrow and Amazon before launching other stuff. You know, introduce new heroes within those two shows and have them develop into their own solo series organically. As for what other heroes I’d like to see on CW, there’s a whole laundry list of people I could go through, but my top choice would be The Question.
He’s a conspiracy theorist and a detective, whose skills are on par with Batman. He’s also a capable hand-to-hand combatant and would fit in nicely in the Arrow universe since he doesn’t possess any supernatural powers. He’s one of my favorite, but he’s only ever played a minor role in most DC stories so I’d love to see him get some love through another medium. CW is great at creating a lot of buzz for niche stuff so he could be a great fit here. But I digress, let’s see how Amazon does before I start throwing more names around.
Written by Daniel Lee