Warner Bros. TV network, The CW, is having its biggest hit in years with a new show about a DC Comics superhero "Arrow". On the strength of this success, it is no surprise that the network is positioning to replicate this success with yet another comic book-inspired franchise - enter Wonder Woman.
To all actresses in their early to mid-20s who are 5’8″ or taller — you may be TV’s next Wonder Woman. Warner Bros TV has hired casting directors Barbara Fiorentino and Danielle Aufiero to launch a search for the lead in "Amazon" - a television series based on the Wonder Woman origin story chronicling the female superhero’s journey as a young Amazonian before she becomes a warrior princess with super powers. In the tradition of "Smallville", the show will potentially focus on the teenage years of the character.
According to Deadline, the character "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, [Diana] 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. [Diana] 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. [Diana] 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.”
Based on the description, the show will be a very different interpretation of that from the short-lived Wonder Woman pilot produced for NBC in 2011. The story breakdown of "Amazon" is actually somewhat similar to Tarzan, where Wonder Woman learns to survive in a savage environment, and looks at civilization as a whole other alien world.