Friday, May 13, 2011


NBC passes on the tv version of Wonder Woman. Once again, Warner Bros. proves they have no idea what to do with their DC characters. From Yahoo News:

"This spring, no pilot was more buzzy, controversial, or intensely scrutinized than "Wonder Woman." But evidently, buzz is not enough to overcome the stink of a misbegotten failure: This week, NBC declined to pick up the show.

The news comes as the networks prepare for their upfront presentations (where they unveil their fall schedules for advertisers). "Wonder Woman" would have seemed to be a sure thing: It was produced by David E. Kelley, whose TV successes with the network date back to "L.A. Law," and starred geek-bait stars like Cary "The Princess Bride" Elwes and Elizabeth "Austin Powers" Hurley. But reports of its abysmal script (which was later rewritten, to slightly more positive effect) seem to have been borne out in a pilot episode NBC could not approve. The ongoing agita over the design of the title character's costume — which producers attempted to quell by announcing Wonder Woman would actually alternate three different looks — probably didn't help either."

This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Much like the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, you have people involved with no passion or love of the character. The most baffling part is why Hollywood (and Warner Bros.) never learn their lesson.

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