Warner Bros. Television has unveiled the first image of actress Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights,” “Legion”) in the skin of Wonder Woman.
Palicki plays the leading role in this pilot for television to be produced by David E. Kelley (“Boston Legal,” “Ally McBeal”) for NBC.
The pilot will retell the adventures of the iconic superhero from DC Comics. Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, fights against crime in Los Angeles while being a business leader and a successful modern woman. She seeks to balance the hazards of everyday life with her extraordinary life.
David E. Kelley wrote the screenplay while the production was entrusted to Jeffrey Reiner (“Friday Night Lights”).
Kelley and Bill D’Elia (“Boston Legal”) will serve as executive producers. The pilot is produced by David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Wonder Woman, one of the first super heroes, was created by William Moulton Marston. She appeared for the first time in 1941 in the cartoon series “All Star Comics.” The series was published by All-American Publications, a company that would become DC Comics.
The TV series began in the 70s. First aired under the title “The New Original Wonder Woman” on ABC, the series moved to NBC as “The New Adventures of Wonder Woman.” Actress Lynda Carter played the role of Wonder Woman for the duration of the series that spawned from 1975 to 1979.
Palicki will next be seen on the big screen in the remake of “Red Dawn” whose release is expected in 2011.