Wonder Woman Update: The CW's Amazon Won't Suit Her Up

CW President Mark Pedowitz was on hand this morning at the Television Critics Association, where he reiterated a lot of the same information fans already knew about the network's planned Wonder Woman origin series, Amazon.

Like Smallville, he said, the series will follow a young heroine just coming into her own and fans shouldn't expect to see Wonder Woman, suited up in her traditional superhero garb, right away.

“We’re waiting to see the script and are busy casting Diana,” said Pedowitz.

TV Line also says that the network head played down any similarities between Amazon and NBC’s ill-fated David E. Kelley-produced reboot of Wonder Woman. “I have not seen David’s project [but] this is an origination story [like] Smallville],” he said.

The series, which follows the antics of “Iris” (now Diana, per Pedowitz at the TCA) from the island of the Amazons back to Man’s World where she’ll become Wonder Woman, has also been compared to Arrow, The CW's current DC Entertainment partnership. A pilot is currently being written by Allen Heinberg, a TV writer who has worked on Wonder Woman comics in the past.


According to details leaked back in November, there are actually some scenes that share a little common ground with the Kelley version--and also the comic books. The report suggested that after downed pilot Steve Trevor takes the main character back to "Man's World" with him, she has a rather...enthusiastic...introduction to ice cream.

A leaked synopsis sent out for casting reportedly reads as follows:

“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.”