Warner Bros. TV is taking another stab at a live-action series based on the DC character of Wonder Woman. This time, it is via the most popular approach for rebooting (comic) book franchises at the moment: going back to an origins story. The CW has given a script commitment to a drama, tentatively titled Amazon, which will chronicle Diana as a young Amazonian, before she becomes a warrior princess with super powers. The project, first reported by Vulture, will be written by Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy, The O.C.). It is unclear what origins for the character the TV project will chose — the comics’ stories have varied from Diana being a clay figure brought to life by the magic of the gods to her being a demigoddess, the natural-born daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus.
The approach is similar to WBTV’s take on Superman, which resulted in the long-running Smallville. It was also applied to Sex And The City with the upcoming CW/WBTV series Carrie’s Diaries. In features, there has been a string of origins editions of tentpole comic book franchise lately, including X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class and the latest Spider-Man movie. WBTV previously tried a live-action Woder Woman series two seasons ago, when David E. Kelley’s got a pilot order but did not go to series.
TV Editor Nellie Andreeva - tip her here.