David E. Kelley’s “Wonder Woman” TV show was the biggest disaster in comics adaptations we’ve covered this side of “Spider-Man: Julie Taymor Is [Allegedly] Insane” and the whole saga ended with NBC putting a bullet in the show’s head. Now if they would only ban Aaron Sorkin from their offices forever and renew “The Cape” with an actual writing staff instead of monkeys, we might actually be getting somewhere.
Anyway, the five people anticipating this bomb wanted to know why NBC had shattered their dreams, and NBC, being professionals, explained in the most roundabout way possible:
“I hate to disappoint anybody. I know there are legions of fans of the original show. I don’t know if it’s cursed or what. I just have this one experience. They made a really fine pilot and Adrianne Palicki did a fantastic job. You look at what you have, what you need, and it just didn’t seem to fit in with what we were doing.”
In Hollywood speak, that translates out to roughly:
“When I saw the pilot, it felt like David E. Kelley had redirected the sewer line directly into my office. But I have to be diplomatic because this guy produces a show for us, and he might still have another hit in him before his career ends and I can go back to approving reality shows.”
So, there you go. We’re looking forward to Warner Brothers taking it to cable and everybody there rejecting it too.
[ via the doctorlawyerladies at EW ]