The search for the new Wonder Woman is over … the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki has been cast as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in the upcoming NEW NBC series helmed by David E. Kelly. This new Wonder Woman TV series is set to debut this Fall and will bring many changes to the character as we know her … and now we know who will be playing this iconic character when the show debuts.
Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki is the new Wonder Woman. The actress has been cast as the title character in Wonder Woman, David E. Kelley’s pilot for NBC. The project, from David E. Kelley Prods. and Warner Bros. TV, is a retelling of the DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman, a.k.a. Diana Prince, tries to balance her extraordinary life as a vigilante crime fighter, a successful corporate executive and a modern woman. Palicki, who appeared as Tyra Collete in the beloved NBC/DirecTV series Friday Night Lights, stars in the upcoming Red Dawn. Her most recent series regular role was Fox’s short-lived Texas-set drama Lone Star, which aired only two episodes last fall.
To be honest, I don’t know much about Adrianne … but she does seem to have the Wonder Woman look down. We will have to see if she can truly bring the character to life. As for this new version of Wonder Woman, it is being reported that the show will feature big changes to the character. Apparently, she will have 3 identities and a different love interest for each identity:
NBC has revealed that its new Wonder Woman series will add a third identity to the superhero’s life. According to TV Guide, the series will give Wonder Woman three separate identities. The first will be that of Wonder Woman herself, while the second will be Diana Prince, Wonder Woman’s civilian alter ego from the comic books. Meanwhile, the third identity will be that of Diana Themyscira, the CEO of Themyscira Industries. In addition, Wonder Woman will have a separate love interest for each identity: Henry Demeter, Diana Themyscira’s confidante, Ed Indelicato, a man with ties to the police and Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman’s boyfriend in the comics.
I am a bit worried about these confirmed changes (as well as the other changes that have been making the rumor rounds) … but I’m not opposed to updating the classic character … as long as it is handled well. This 3 identities thing seems odd to me but … I’m willing to give David E. Kelley the benefit of the doubt — for now. So … we know who will play Wonder Woman and we know that there will be some big changes to the character … now we wait to see how it all turns out.
Because I love Wonder Woman so much, I am concerned … but hopeful that the show will turn out well.