David Kelly's Wonder Woman Gets Surprise Pilot Greenlight From NBC
Posted on January 22, 2011Deadline reports that David Kelly's Wonder Woman pilot got a surprise pickup last night by NBC head entertainment president Bob Greenblatt. So what is David's vision for the new Wonder Woman?
A vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles? A woman "trying to balance" her life? This is Wonder Woman. She is an Amazonian princess. She can balance a double life with ease. Also, she's not a high powered executive. She's like Clark Kent -- she's the assistant to Steve Trevor. She has a secret identity as Wonder Woman and is always saving the day. She's not a vigilante. She works with the U.S. government. Is this going to be Ally McBeal with gold bracelets? What about her invisible plane? And the lasso of truth? We're worried.The project is described as a reinvention of the iconic D.C. comic in which Wonder Woman -- aka Diana Prince -- is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life. "I had a lot of fun writing it," Kelley said of the script at TCA last week when the project had just been put on hold. "It's a huge project, and it was probably a bit too much to ask anyone to try to chew on it for next season. But I'm confident it will still happen. It's a very complicated piece, which is the most fun thing about it."