Warner Brothers has announced that Adrianne Palicki will wear the bracelets and twirl the Golden Lasso as Wonder Woman in the David E. Kelly Wonder Woman re-interpretation for television. Adrianne definitely has the looks and acting talent to pull this off. Her acting on Friday Night Lights, Legion, and many other series appearances has me onboard already.
Palicki, who appeared as Tyra Collette in NBC’s acclaimed “Friday Night Lights,” will also star in the upcoming feature-film remake of “Red Dawn” where she plays the character Toni. That’s the role Jennifer Grey played in the original. She also starred in the horror film “Legion” and in the recent series “Lone Star.” She rocks the blond, brunette, and dirty redhead quite well.
Palicki is a fine choice, I guess. To be honest, I’m less concerned with who’s playing Wonder Woman as I am the direction this show will take. From what I’ve gathered with supposed script leaks and show outlines, it’s set to be less about the mythology and super natural aspect and more “girl in big scary city trying to make her way”. A ‘Sex in the City’ meets ‘Ally Mcbeal’. Here’s how Hero Complex puts it:
The series pilot is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman – a.k.a. Diana Prince – is a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life. Kelley and Bill D’Elia (“Boston Legal,” “The Practice”) are the executive producers. The pilot was written by Kelley and will be directed by Jeffrey Reiner (NBC’s “The Event”). “Wonder Woman” is from David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Consider me not impressed, but like the rest of you I’ll watch it and later rip it apart.
What do y’all think about this casting choice? What do you think about the show itself?