NBC decides to NOT go through with the Wonder Woman series after all

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    Stevennix2001posted 13 years ago

    In recent news, it has come to my attention that the highly anticipated Wonder Woman live action tv series that was in development by NBC has officially been cancelled.  After the pilot was finished, many of the test audiences' reactions were met with mixed reviews of the show.  Some crediting David E. Kelley's inventive way of modernizing her for today's TV audiences, while others condemned it as being silly and unrealistic.  Anyways, in light of this, NBC has decided to cancel the pilot altogether.  Meaning there will be no Wonder Woman tv series starring Adrianne Palicki.  There's no official word yet on what will happen to the un-aired pilot that NBC rejected, but I'm sure it'll come up soon like CW's failed pilot for "Aquaman" did.

    Personally, this doesn't bother me, as I was hoping for a live action movie of her anyway versus a TV series.  Therefore, I can't say I'm not happy to hear this, but what are you're thoughts on this?  Do you think NBC made a mistake cancelling the show before it even got a chance to air on TV?  Or do you think this was the right move for them and the character?  Or, do you simply fail to give a damn?  lol

  2. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 13 years ago

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo my life is ruined!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Greek One profile image64
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago


    There was an Aquaman show planned too?


    1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 13 years agoin reply to this


  4. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 13 years ago

    "...while others condemned it as being silly and unrealistic."

    They do realize it was a television show....  About superheroes... right?  I mean, b/c realism... that's generally what I look for in my made-up stories based on the lives of comic book characters... tongue lol

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    Stevennix2001posted 13 years ago

    @optimus and Greek One

    lollollol  You guys are too funny. lol


    Hi, hows it going?  long time no see. it's been while, as i missed talking to you.  smile Well to be fair about what you said, I THINK they knew what they what they were watching, but I guess the pilot must've been so bad for them to say something like that.  Maybe it was along the lines of Adam West and Burt Ward running around like they did in the sixties batman show type bad that caused nbc to not go through with it.  then again, i never saw the pilot, so i don't know.  lollol

  6. psycheskinner profile image85
    psycheskinnerposted 13 years ago

    I kind of expected it to suck when it got picked up by NBC.

  7. sabrebIade profile image79
    sabrebIadeposted 13 years ago

    I seriously think it was the actress and the costume.
    To pull Wonder Woman off, you need a charismatic actress that can look commanding and innocent all at once.
    A lot of people dont realize how complex WW is.
    She's from a race of female warriors, that believe in peace above all else, but if you dont accept peace, they have no problem taking you out to protect others.
    "Man's world" makes no sense to her, but she's determined to give it a chance to survive and hopefully see the light.
    And you know, I think it would be very cool to have a Greek actress play WW.

    The costume, well the original Superman stayed with the traditional red and blue.
    I think that dark red (almost brown) and navy blue suit in the remake is part of what killed Superman returns.
    But on the other hand, no one really seemed to have a problem when Batman hit the screen in black battle armor as opposed to grey and black tights.
    The only problem people seemed to have was when they gave the suit nipples.
    I'm still waiting for a good explaination for that.

    If they just had to revamp the costume,I have seen a few good versions of the WW costume that I kinda like.
    Like this one....


    1. Michael Willis profile image67
      Michael Willisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Now that is a Wonder Woman!!!!   tongue

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Damn, it looks like NBC totally missed the mark on the pilot, so it looks like them changing their minds might've been a good thing.  As the picture you just showed, not only is the costume a helluva lot better than anything I would've imagined for a faithful yet modernized version of WW, the girl wearing it is the spitting image of WW.  Where was she when they were auditioning for this show?  She would've been perfect for the part. Oh well.

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image61
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you Sabre, the costume is Greekish, lovely smile - innocent with that one. It might have been difficult for them to really capture the "essence"  of Wonder Woman.

    4. optimus grimlock profile image61
      optimus grimlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      wait isnt that the chick from how i meet your mother???
      ok if wonder woman and aqua man had a baby what would it be???

  8. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    I think it's just as well they canned the idea.  No good ever comes from remaking old shows/movies, as far as I'm concerned.   smile  To me, there's a "that-was-then/this-is-now" kind of thing to it.  The old version of a show was usually successful because of who was in it, the mix of characters, etc., as well as it's being a product of its own time.  When they change everyone and everything but the names and concept of the show they've got a whole new show - which is what they should have aimed to think up in the first place.  When all is said and done, copies of anything don't usually cut it.


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