NBC’s “Wonder Woman” pilot continues to assemble an interestingly eclectic cast, adding Cary Elwes to the mix.
Elwes will play Henry Detmer, CEO of Themyscira Industries in the David E. Kelley-scripted, Jeffrey Reiner-directed pilot.
Of the character, Deadline.com writes, “He runs the day to day operations of the company and acts like an Uncle to Diana although he could be a possible love interest down the line.”
This is a somewhat bizarre and misleading description. Yes, the character on the page oversees Diana/Wonder Woman’s (Adrienne Palicki) business. Yes, he’s an older male character. And yes, it’s made clear that he possibly may have a crush on Diana. Anything else is a matter of making the relationship sound as icky as possible.
Yesterday its was reported that Elizabeth Hurley is in place as a possibly recurring antagonist, while Tracie Thoms has signed on to play the main character’s assistant and best bud.
Credits for Elwes include “The Princess Bride,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Saw.” You may have spotted him in several recent episodes of USA’s “Psych,” or possibly in “No Strings Attached.”