This past October we were informed that after many failed attempts to turn Wonder Woman into a popular movie franchise, DC Comics would be teaming up with Warner Brothers TV and top-tier showrunner, David E. Kelley, in hopes of developing a new TV series based on the popular comic book heroine.
Sadly, for fans of the superhero who have been itching to see her in some form of modern live-action entertainment, this day will not come any time soon.
After writing a spec script for the pilot episode, Kelley and friends set off to make their pitch to the various networks. Fox turned them down, as did ABC, who are owned by Disney, the company that purchased Marvel for $4 billion. You can see where that might be an issue.
After that, the CW took a peek but ultimately decided it would cost way too much for them to acquire, leaving NBC and CBS. With those two, it just seemed to be a matter of poor timing — CBS was partially interested but unable to convince all executives, while NBC is in the middle of solidifying their team.
This does not mean that there’s no way a Wonder Woman TV show will ever find its way to your homes, but at the moment, this project is dead until it’s decided to give it another go.
I thought CW was formed partly by WB? if so why can’t they fund it? they own the thing ffs.
Comment by Lemon Berry — January 9, 2011 @ 9:43 pm