DC Comics is hoping to rise again and dominate both screens as not only Warner Brothers in the middle of planning a hopeful connective cinematic universe, but DC currently has multiple projects in development for television. One of the most buzzed-about pilots of the fall season Arrow provides a new gritty take on Green Arrow and will be The CW’s first superhero series since the conclusion of the decade-long Smallville.
While Booster Gold is somewhere deep in SyFy and Eric Kripke’sDeadman is unclear for the time being, it was the last DC television failure that hit the hardest with the infamous pilot of Wonder Woman being passed over at NBC. Now, The CW has decided to try their luck once more and may bring DC Comics’ leading lady back to the small screen in a Smallville style format.
Vulture reports that The CW has tapped writer Allan Heinberg to pen a script for a new series called Amazon, which will focus on Diana’s origins story before she became Wonder Woman and donned the classic bracelets, crown and lasso. Heinberg has previous writing credits for Grey’s Anatomy and The O.C., while he’s also famous for writing the 2005 Young Avengersseries for Marvel.
The CW has currently not commit themselves to greenlight the pilot into production just yet, as the deal only calls for Heinberg to create a script thus far. But if it is indeed a success, you can expect Amazon to be filmed in Early 2013 with the potential to be paired up with Arrow come next Fall (should The CW jump all over hurdles that is).
This would be the third try to bring Wonder Woman back to television since 1979, when the Linda Carter series wrapped up a three season run. Amazon ”will focus on Wonder Woman as a young, budding superhero, rather than a fully formed defender of liberty”.
We’ll keep you updated on the story as development progresses.
In the meantime, who should be cast as the young Diana? We’re going for an actress The CW loves and so do audiences: Phoebe Tonkin (The Secret Circle, The Vampire Diaries).