Thursday, March 24, 2011

Entertainment Weekly Unveils New Wonder Woman!

The 70’s was a time for women’s empowerment, women everywhere were rebelling from past old traditions and rising up for themselves and no longer hiding behind the shadows of men. One of the greatest things to help the movement pave that way for women to feel in power but remain as sexy as ever was television. Women were in the lead everywhere and showing they were not fragile as some would think. Shows like Charlie’s Angles, and The Bionic Women would no doubt show as a shinning example to these accomplishments. But for some it was seeing the talented and beautiful donning the battle armor of the legendary Amazonian princess! Yes folks I speak of none other then WONDER WOMAN! For years many have attempted to revive the character in the live action medium and with that a slew of actresses have tried to lasso themselves the title role, and many have come close to doing just that, but it would seem that the role was cursed since Lynda Carter’s popular portrayal of the DC comic’s heroine. Even legendary Buffy The Vampire Slayer Creator, Joss Whedon had been at one point in time attached to birthing the character back onto the big screen but nothing successful had arise from it.

That is until NBC decided to step up and take the series away from the silver screen and back to it’s original fame and glory days of television with the reboot of the classic 1970s series. No word as of yet as to when the series will premier other then sometime in the fall of 2011. At the current moment there isn’t much to follow on about the show other then it’s cast which includes some notable good talents and Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights) portraying Diana Prince AKA Wonder Woman! But wait! There’s more!!! Entertainment Weekly landed themselves a sweet exclusive on the upcoming project in the form of a the first exclusive picture of the young starlet in the official outfit!

The show is being helmed by “The Event” Creator Jeffrey Reiner and written by “Harry's Law” writer David E. Kelley. And will star Adrianne Palicki, Cary Elwes, Tracie Thoms, Elizabeth Hurley, Pedro Pascal Brett Tucker. According to EW “NBC promises the project, if picked up to series, will offer a serious, non-campy take on the DC Comics” theirs is no word as to what the plot will follow or if any other notable characters from the comic will make an appearing in the project as of yet but if this show does get picked up for the fall line up I’m sure more news regarding this will suffice. To read more on this news read the article on to read up more on this.

Side Note: I don’t mean to be a cynic here, I really don’t because I’m just as big a fan of superhero shows as the next guy but, is it just me or does NBC have too bad of a track record with superhero shows for this to have any chance in being successful? That. On top of the fact that this first Wonder Woman image makes her look like a porn star auditioning for her latest hit.