David E. Kelley to produce new Wonder Woman TV show

October 3rd, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

The Fall television season has only officially started two weeks ago, and already there have been so many suprises for viewers. More than one show has already either been cancelled or come under the radar for underperformance after just two or three episodes. Several other shows are also going to be winding up soon, one of them being The CW’s Smallville, and the networks are already planning and prepping their replacement.

The whopper here is that Smallville might be succeeded by a new Wonder Woman TV Series, produced by David E. Kelley, creator of several TV favorites such as Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, The Practice, and so on. In the late 1970s, the New Adventures of Wonder Woman had made Lynda Carter a household name for her portrayal of the iconic female superhero protagonist.

Speculations doing the rounds a few years ago when a possible Wonder Woman movie was in the works included Joss Whedon and Beyone Knowles in the running to play the protagonist. However, it is not yet clear who will be playing the title role this time around.

There have already been several mixed reviews to this news from fans of the original DC Comics and there are those who would have preferred an animated series, true to the original form of the story, rather than the theatrics of modern-day film or television. What remains to be seen is whether this project actually gets off the ground, and if so, when and whether it will be able to sustain itself among the fierce competition of all the shows currently on air.

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