It feels like we’ve been through the ringer in terms of Wonder Woman TV shows, but a while back we found out that WONDER WOMAN would be coming to CW in a new show. Now we have details on the show, describing her character (actresses auditioning must be 5’8” at least).
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.
The pilot (“Amazon” is the working title) is written by Allan Heinberg, a veteran of the WONDER WOMAN comics and GILMORE GIRLS, which fits perfectly in the CW mold. Who knows what this all entails for the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie. Will it exist outside of it? Will there be a different Wonder Woman in JL? It’s all very confusing, but for fans of WONDER WOMAN, you should probably be cautiously optimistic about this one.