Warner Bros. has announced that Friday Night Lights’ Adiranne Palicki will play star-spangled Amazon Diana Prince in NBC’s forthcoming Wonder Woman series, the Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex blog reports. The series is helmed by Boston Legal and Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley.
Personally, I have a hard time picturing a live-action Wonder Woman who isn’t Lynda Carter. Then again, Palicki has garnered a lot of acclaim for her performance on Friday Night Lights, so Warner Bros. is clearly taking this series somewhat seriously and will no doubt honor the character. Then again, the studio describes the show ‘s pilot as “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.”