Hell Yes Adrianne Palicki as the New Wonder Woman

02.17.11 8 years ago 27 Comments

Ever since NBC ordered a pilot for a remake of “Wonder Woman,” Hollywood has been abuzz with the question: “Will Warming Glow find the new Wonder Woman sufficiently hot?” And now that “Friday Night Lights” alumna Adrianne Palicki has been cast as Diana Prince, I can confidently answer that with a resounding O HELLZ YES. Not only does she have the right look (*cups hands in front of chest*), but she brought a toughness to Tyra on “FNL.” Derek Jeter won’t like this, but I always preferred Palicki to Minka Kelly on that show.

Wonder Woman is being remade by Boston Legal writer David E. Kelley, who has incorporated the superhero’s signature lasso, cuffs, and plane in the script. The script is a serious, non-campy take on the DC Comics character that pays homage to TV’s original WW Lynda Carter, but it should satiate those fans of Kelley’s memorable soapbox moments [in] his legal dramas: At one point, Diana gives a speech on Capitol Hill.
…NBC is all about taking big swings next fall under new entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt, who’s greenlit high-concept pilots such as 17th Precinct (cops solve crimes in magical world) and Playboy (lives of Playboy bunnies in the 1960s). [Inside TV]

Coupled with ABC’s re-remake of “Charlie’s Angels,” the fall of 2011 promises to be the retro-masturbationest new season ever. Is it too late for an updated version of “Three’s Company”?

(with Emmanuelle Chriqui of “Entourage” in Women in Trouble)

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