Adrianne Palicki Has Been Cast As The New Wonder Woman


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.

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  • Kel

    trent she’s great! she is my favorite character on Friday Night Lights…tyra collette. i think you’ll like her. she’s a freaking tall drink of water too. no wimpy wonder woman here!

  • Rebecca

    I don’t know her, but just the intensity of her blue eyes in these promo pix bodes well. Here’s hoping she rocks it!!

  • Jennifer

    Loved her on Friday Night Lights!! Looking forward to seeing more of her….love her new dark hair too.

  • georgie

    argh yay!!! she is fantastic! hopefully that script shapes up a bit though..

  • TC

    David E Kelly .. is the new Wonder Woman a lawyer ?
    LOVED Adrianne on FNL .. she’ll be awesome.

  • Kells

    I grew up w/ Linda Carter as Wonder Woman, so I will have a hard time w/ the adjustment. :-( I’m sure this new person is lovely and will do a good job, but for me, Linda C will always be my WW. I do love me some Wonder Woman tho…

  • fab4runner

    She was amazing in Friday Night Lights so I wouldn’t fret about her ability to pull off Wonder Woman. The script/writing on the other hand…we’ll see.

    PS she is from Toledo…not far from your hometown, Trent. :)

    • @fab4runner — “she is from Toledo‚Ķnot far from your hometown, Trent.” Really? That is so awesome! Did you know that Katie Holmes is also from Toledo, OH?

    • fab4runner

      I did know that…I saw her parents out one time and also drove by their house once (stalkerish, lol).

      I went to UT and lived in Toledo for 6 years…had some great times there :)

    • Stephanie

      She is from Toledo and I went to high school with her, she is an awesome person! I think she will do just fine as Wonder Woman

  • Daniel

    For me Lynda Carter is the definitio of Wonder Woman, I’m going to have a hard time try to not compare them :( I hope Lynda Carter makes a cameo in the series :D

  • Jessica

    she did a really good job playing a bonnie and clyde type of character on criminal minds so I’ll give her a shot

  • krissy

    She was GREAT in Friday Night Lights. I am so happy for her! I wasn’t going to watch this show at all, but now I have a reason to tune in.

  • Elizabeth

    Don’t know much about her, but ain’t she in a long-term relationship with Alan Tudyk?

  • Santania

    If you want to say that is three identities she always had that because she was Princess Diana Wonder Women and Diana something on the original too I don’t remember the last name she used in the original she did not run a company back then and dating three guys is new but times have changed and if Batman can date have of Gothem then why not

  • Hudson Morrigan

    She would do a wonderful wonder woman looks wise
    But I read a treatment of the show’s pilot and it’s literal SHIT, Kelly wants to turn an action super hero into a mix between Ally Mcbeal and Hanna Montana! Horrible.

  • Emma

    I’ve just started watching S2 of FNL in which her hair is super short and blonde – she looks so different here, I wasn’t even sure it was her at first! But she looks good different, and she’s awesome on the show too.

  • Marjorie Flores From Ishcombobbido

    I just hope this new gig means that Homegirl can now fix those TJ titties because it’s obvious that she used a coupon to buy her implants…

  • Yeah, surely she will…!

  • omg… great choice? she looks like she could kick some ass and turn heads… those legs go forever!!

  • Dick Grayson

    They attempted to ‘modernize’ Wonder Woman in 1974 with Cathy Lee Crosby and it failed. It wasn’t until about a year or so later that they embraced the icon and EXACTLY who her character was and is with Lynda Carter that it was a hit. No one even remembers that Cathy Lee Crosby was Wonder Woman BEFORE Lynda Carter…why, do you ask? Because the icon and the character must be embraced. David E. Kelly should remember this before he goes messing with an icon. Just sayin!
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    • Dick Grayson

      oh, but she’s a great actor and I’m sure will do well with the character! :)