Our favorite Amazonian is coming back to TV in the form of the Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki. Ms. Palicki is no stranger to DC’s television universe as she appeared in both an episode of Smalleville, as well as the TV movie Aquaman.
Are you excited? Because Lynda Carter is! The original TV Wonder Woman has given her public blessing to Palicki via Twitter, and an interview where she said that she wants her to “kick butt”.
I smell a cameo…
Bringing Wonder Woman back to TV seems like a fantastic idea at first – however, there are skeptics out there, and I cannot blame them. There are certain things to consider when casting a lady superhero who is SUPPOSED to be an Amazon woman, and who ACTUALLY is a pretty skinny babe. Don’t get me wrong, from what I have seen of her, she’ll do a fine job playing the super heroine. I am fairly certain however, that she would need a gun to win any type of fight. I do not, for one second think that she could actually do many of the things that I’m sure we’ll see her do in the NBC show. She could only be taken seriously as a rival if the vileness was played by… oh, I don’t know… Elizabeth Hurley. Oh wait…
That being said…
The cast has not been completely decided 100%, but the actors who are set in stone are winners (not Charlie Sheen’s definition of winners… REAL winners). Cary Elwes is playing Henry Demeter, the CEO of Themyscira Industries. Any show co-starring Robin Hood is automatically going to get a big thumbs up from me.
As I have already mentioned, Adrianne Palicki will be the star. I have to admit, when I found out that Wonder Woman was coming back, and she WASN’T being played by Kate Beckinsale, I was slightly disappointed. Nevertheless, I believe the curvy, gorgeous, talented Palicki will, I’m sure, do justice to the DC character.
Casted alongside these characters is Elizabeth Hurley as Veronica Cale, our villain. Also, and I give kudos to David Rapaport for casting such promising actors, Tracie Thoms as Etta Candy, and Pedro Pascal as Ed Indelicato.
Another important element of the new NBC show is that Wonder Woman’s famous costume has been altered!
Of course Wonder Woman must come prepared with her lasso of truth at all times, so that has not changed. But she is now sporting long spandex-tight leather/plastic pants as opposed to the old-fashioned underoos. She has also switched from red boots to blue. There is no real way to gauge the potential success of the new Wonder Woman series. Superhero shows as of late have not fared well, most recently NBC’s The Cape lasted only 9 episodes. So all we can do now it is wait and see.
Wonder Woman is set to air this fall on NBC.
For more, check out SupaScoot’s write ups:
– Wonder Woman Has Been Cast!
– ‘Wonder Woman’ Really Fills Out That… Cast
– First Look at Adrianne Palicki In Costume!
One thought on “Wonder Woman is Back… and She’s Missing Her Underwear!”
first off: this article is awesome because it slowly turns up the babe-meter to 11, then goes past it!
1. a picture of adrianne palicki’s eyes telling me to come hither
2. lynda carter running (very yes)
3. a topless palicki and hurley
4. cary elwes…? (uhh…keep scrolling!)
5. the foxy foursome from deathproof
6. SEVEN wonderwomans! (that idea pleased my inner 14 year old)
and last but not least, what everyone is thinking about:
7. a side-by-side “classic” and “new” to compare all the hotness!
*wipes drool off chin*
hey, give me a break! what was i supposed to be thinking about when i clicked a link that said wonder woman lost her underwear! LOL! anyhow, this was a cool way to learn more about the show that i had only heard about. i hope it’s good, but yeah, i didnt even know “the cape” went only for 9 episodes. so we’re just gonna have to wait n’ see. will she be better than lynda carter? well, those are some big, umm…BOOTS to fill! LOL!