Suffering Sappho! Wonder Woman TV show to air on NBC

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A mere two weeks after every network passed on it, David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman has been lassoed in by NBC. The pilot features Diana Prince as a harried crime fighter/corporate executive saving Los Angeles from itself.

Said Deadline of NBC's pilot season pick-up of the show:

The project is described as a reinvention of the iconic D.C. comic in which Wonder Woman — aka Diana Prince — is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life. "I had a lot of fun writing it," Kelley said of the script at TCA last week when the project had just been put on hold. "It's a huge project, and it was probably a bit too much to ask anyone to try to chew on it for next season. But I'm confident it will still happen. It's a very complicated piece, which is the most fun thing about it."


It's still too early to jump to conclusions, but given the synopsis' emphasis on vigilantism rather than superheroics, I'd wager the show will feature her current leather jacket in DC Comics instead of Lynda Carter's iconic bustier-and-go-go-boots outfit. Also, are we going to see a crossover with The Cape (assuming the latter inexplicably becomes a cultural juggernaut between now and May)?

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Huh. Why don't I read the word Amazon? Seems like an ordinary crimefighter with a rope....