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Adrianne Palicki reflects on failed Wonder Woman pilot



-Back in 2011 DC was ready to try to bring Wonder Woman back into the public eye with a new live action tv show.

-NBC had committed to a pilot and put David E. Kelly (Ally McBeal/Big Little Lies) at the helm of the show. A guy who had no action or comic book knowledge.

-Adrianne Palicki won the coveted role of Wonder Woman who would have 3 identities in the pilot: Diana Prince (private), Diana Themiscrya (public), and Wonder Woman (when in action)

-Adrianne states that she loved working on the pilot, it was a dream to wear the (plastic) WW suit, and loved playing 3 different versions of WW.

-Elizabeth Hurley was cast as WWs arch nemesis Veronica Cale, Tracie Thoms as the first black Etta Candy, Pedroa Pascal as a Police Commissioner, and Justin Bruening as Steve Trevor.

-Adrianne was saddened when the pilot didnt get picked up and believes that had it waited one or two years to be produced that it would've been a shoe in as Arrow premiered a year later and ushered in a renewed interest in Superheroes on tv.

-TheCW would later go on to attempt a tv series titled "Amazons" that would focus on Themiscrya but it never got out of the scripting phase. Wonder Woman would later go on to get her big screen debut but of course is now banished from appearing on television.

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Tags: dc comics, pedro pascal, television - nbc, wonder woman
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