Amazon Wonder Wonder Casting has begun. A Wonder Woman prequel TV series has begun casting at the CW. “Warner Bros TV, the studio behind the CW drama project Amazon, has hired casting directors Barbara Fiorentino and Danielle Aufiero to launch a search for the lead in the project in anticipation of a potential pilot pickup.”
A Wonder Woman photo:
With the success of Arrow, the demise of Smallville, the failure of NBC’s Wonder Woman (the pilot episode can be watched here), and the upcoming Justice League movie, this move is not totally out of left field (its actually welcome). Xena: Warrior Princess proved that a show this one can work. Hopefully this show will have a heavy focus on the past as well as the present. People have seen the fish-out-of-water scenario numerous times. Something more brutal would be welcome. The “central character of the Wonder Woman origin story written by Allan Heinberg…chronicles the female superhero’s life as a young Amazonian, before she becomes a warrior princess with super powers.”
More on what exactly the CW and Warner Bros TV is looking for in their Wonder Woman: “a lead actress in her early to mid-20s who’s 5’8? or taller”.
The official plot synopsis for Amazon:
[Diana] 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.
Oh and remember:
Heinberg has written the Wonder Woman comic…Wonder Woman is a title, and it doesn’t explicitly refer to Princess Diana.
Wonder Woman is the title held by an Amazon chosen to come to Man’s World and represent the Amazons.
The CW is so hot for a property that they have begun casting for it before its script has been completed: Allan Heinberg is still writing it. If I had to pick a home for this show it would be at the CW, FX, or on AMC. The latter two choices allow for more extreme content. Remember how gritty Blade: The Series was? If only Amazon could be the same.
Who do you think should play Wonder Woman on the small screen? Alexandra Daddario or Gina Carano (detailed here: Whom should play Wonder Woman in a Live-Action Film and Why) would be my choices. The latter will probably play her on the big screen so she may bypass even auditioning to play her on the small screen.