Our favorite Amazonian is coming back to TV in the form of the Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki. Ms. Palicki is no stranger to DC’s television universe as she appeared in both an episode of Smalleville, as well as the TV movie Aquaman.
I smell a cameo…
Bringing Wonder Woman back to TV seems like a fantastic idea at first – however, there are skeptics out there, and I cannot blame them. There are certain things to consider when casting a lady superhero who is SUPPOSED to be an Amazon woman, and who ACTUALLY is a pretty skinny babe. Don’t get me wrong, from what I have seen of her, she’ll do a fine job playing the super heroine. I am fairly certain however, that she would need a gun to win any type of fight. I do not, for one second think that she could actually do many of the things that I’m sure we’ll see her do in the NBC show. She could only be taken seriously as a rival if the vileness was played by… oh, I don’t know… Elizabeth Hurley. Oh wait…
That being said…
The cast has not been completely decided 100%, but the actors who are set in stone are winners (not Charlie Sheen’s definition of winners… REAL winners). Cary Elwes is playing Henry Demeter, the CEO of Themyscira Industries. Any show co-starring Robin Hood is automatically going to get a big thumbs up from me.
As I have already mentioned, Adrianne Palicki will be the star. I have to admit, when I found out that Wonder Woman was coming back, and she WASN’T being played by Kate Beckinsale, I was slightly disappointed. Nevertheless, I believe the curvy, gorgeous, talented Palicki will, I’m sure, do justice to the DC character.
Casted alongside these characters is Elizabeth Hurley as Veronica Cale, our villain. Also, and I give kudos to David Rapaport for casting such promising actors, Tracie Thoms as Etta Candy, and Pedro Pascal as Ed Indelicato.
Another important element of the new NBC show is that Wonder Woman’s famous costume has been altered!
Of course Wonder Woman must come prepared with her lasso of truth at all times, so that has not changed. But she is now sporting long spandex-tight leather/plastic pants as opposed to the old-fashioned underoos. She has also switched from red boots to blue. There is no real way to gauge the potential success of the new Wonder Woman series. Superhero shows as of late have not fared well, most recently NBC’s The Cape lasted only 9 episodes. So all we can do now it is wait and see.
Wonder Woman is set to air this fall on NBC.
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