CW’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Pilot Moves Toward Casting

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The CW’s plans to produce a pilot for a new Wonder Woman series, which has been given the title of ‘Amazon’ is edging closer to the casting process.

EW reports that Warner Bros has hired a casting director for the show and is preparing to send out a casting notice for the starring role. As previously reported the studio will be looking for a young woman that can pass for a teenager due to the fact that this series looks like it will follow Wonder Woman throughout her teenage years prior to her becoming Wonder Woman.

Under ordinary circumstances casting on a series doesn’t begin until the project has received at least a pilot order — and Amazon, to be clear, does not. However with a project like this so much hinges on the lead role and its our guess that the network and studio want to see some potential actors before deciding whether to follow through with the pilot or maybe they are just uber confident of it working out that they are just going to make it anyway.

Given the amazing success that they have had with ‘Arrow’ this year. It wouldn’t be surprising if CW are tempted to run with another DC Property anyway in order to just capitalize on ‘Arrow’s’ success.

In related news Deadline have managed to obtain the official casting sheet for the series, which reveals that they’re looking for actress in their early to mid 20s that must be at least 5ft 8 tall.

The breakdown for the role, which was released, provides a glimpse into the Tarzan-like fish-out-of-water premise and the central role of the Wonder Woman and her origin story, which is written by Allan Heinberg and chronicles the female superhero’s life as a young Amazonian, before she becomes a warrior princess with super powers.

In the breakdown Wonder Woman’s name has seemingly been changed from Diana Prince to Iris. A small fragment of the casting sheet, which describes Iris’s character is below:

“She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted ­and just as often horrified ­ by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling ­to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see ­and things to learn ­and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic ­and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.”

As someone who remembers the seventies series. The above description doesn’t really sound like the character I remember or the character from the comics, but I’m still quite curious to see what the CW doe with this. I mean if it is anywhere close to ‘Arrow’ in quality they could have another hit with this, but if it tanks. It will likely be forgotten almost as soon as it hits the airwaves.

All that said. It can’t possibly be any worse than the abandoned NBC project of last year.

 

 Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of scifipulse.net. A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.

 

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