Elizabeth Hurley and Tracie Thoms have been cast along side Adrianne Palicki in David E. Kelley‘s 2011 Wonder Woman pilot and presumably the NBC reboot series as well. Elizabeth Hurley will be paying the main female villain on the TV series.
Pending visa clearance, British actress Hurley will guest star in the pilot as villain Veronica Cale, the beautiful, highly educated head of one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the country who is afflicted with serious deep-seated Wonder Woman envy.
Elizabeth Hurley tweeted: “Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman. I’ll be playing the evil villain. Can’t wait.” Tracie Thoms will be playing a character of another order, the traditional light and boisterous comic relief.
Cold Case alumna Tracie Thoms will play the regular role of Etta, Diana Themyscira (Palicki)’s always cheerful personal assistant.
Regarding the NBC’s reboot of Wonder Woman
The series pilot is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman– a.k.a. Diana Prince – is a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life. Kelley and Bill D’Elia (“Boston Legal,” “The Practice”) are the executive producers. The pilot was written by Kelley and will be directed by Jeffrey Reiner (NBC’s “The Event”). “Wonder Woman” is from David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Does Elizabeth Hurley’s presence in Wonder Woman make the potential 2011 TV Show better? More interesting?
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