Former 'Wonder Woman' actress Lynda Carter (L) and Wonder Woman pose backstage at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards in 2004
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Like Wonder Woman’s invisible plane, a TV show based on the iconic superheroine might not be out in the open – but it’s still around.
The CW had been developing a pilot called “Amazon” about a teenaged Diana (before she becomes Wonder Woman, à la “Smallville”), but the network didn’t pick up the show for its fall lineup.
But the CW’s network president Mark Pedowitz told IGN on Thursday that Wonder Woman was still coming to television.
“It’s being redeveloped,” Pedowitz said. “It’s the trickiest of all the DC characters to get right.”
Allan Heinberg (“The O.C.,” “Young Avengers” comics) had originally written the “Amazon” script, but he’s been replaced by Aron Eli Coleite (‘Heroes,” “Ultimate X-Men” comics).
The CW put out a casting call last year for the show’s leading lady under a code name, but it’s pretty obvious who they’re looking for by reading the role description.
The network is looking for a woman who’s 5 foot 8 inches or taller to play a character that “comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and leader on the battlefield.”
The casting call continues, “She has no social filter, does not suffer fools and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times… She can tell when you’re lying to her.”
The CW is already home to “Arrow,” another DC superhero show.
David Kelley’s recent pilot for an NBC Wonder Woman show starring Adrianne Palicki failed to ever make it to air, but Lynda Carter’s run as the character in the 1970’s suggests the Amazon princess can work on the small screen.
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