[TV] Details On The CW's New Wonder Woman Pilot
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 11.29.2012
It's going in a new direction...
As previously reported, The CW is working on a new pilot for a Wonder Woman TV series, titled Amazon. Deadline now reports that the pilot will focus on a new character and not the traditional DC heroine of Diana Prince.
The site has posted the following character description being used for the potential casting process, noting that the producers are looking for actresses at least 5'8" to play the role. The description is as follows:
She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She's delighted and just as often horrified by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It's all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she's completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. 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's bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you're lying to her. And she doesn't have time or patience for politics or tact because she's too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see and things to learn and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.
The script for the pilot is being written by Allan Heinberg, who has written for both recent versions of the DC comic as well as Gilmore Girls. At this point, only the script order has been issued.