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NBC has found its Wonder Woman!

Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki has landed the coveted lead role in the broadcaster's reboot of the classic 1970s series.

In addition to having won praise for her performance on FNL, Palicki looks, well... spot-on perfect for the part, yes?

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 his legal dramas: At one point, Diana gives a speech on Capitol Hill.

For years, various writers and producers (including Joss Whedon) have tried to bring back Wonder Woman and the character has proved difficult to resurrect. But 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).

Palicki will star in the upcoming feature-film remake of Red Dawn, and also starred in the horror film Breaking the Girl and most recently in Fox's short-lived series Lone Star.

Here's the official Wonder Woman description:

The series pilot is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman "” a.k.a. Diana Prince "” is a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life. Kelley and Bill D'Elia (Boston Legal, The Practice) are the executive producers. The pilot was written by Kelley and will be directed by Jeffrey Reiner (NBC's The Event). Wonder Woman is from David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
via EW

She's my favourite superhero so I'm ecstatic that something is finally being done with her.
 

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She looks much better as a blonde.
 

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Gross. She is a terrible actress and there is only a tiny chance she won't suck as WW.

Will wait for the next iteration.
 

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Originally Posted by Rambo
I can guarantee this will be a disaster. Its going to be like Boston Legal with wristbands.

Gentleman Ghost... William Shatner
Felix Faust... James Spader
Silver Swan... Julie Bowen
Circe... Rhona Mitra
Ares... John Larroquette
Cheetah... Candice Bergen
 

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Yeah, live action. I wonder if Candice would be willing to lift the "˜no flesh' in her contract. Ideally, she'd pop out a tit to get some buzz going.
 

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Originally Posted by Rambo
I can guarantee this will be a disaster. Its going to be like Boston Legal with wristbands.

Apparently an old version of a script for the pilot leaked a little while back and it was supposed to be a disaster. Not sure if this version will be based on that or not. I like Wonder Woman as a character and how they do her justice.
 

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The thing I love about Wonder Woman is that she's what Superman would be if he didn't give a fuck.
 

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From what I've read about the show, she'll be playing three different characters: (1) Wonder Woman; (2) Diana Themiscyra, CEO of some company bearing her name; and (3) Diana Prince, Diana's "mousy" assistant. So, Wonder Woman is going to have two secret identities, and will be playing her own assistant. Sound like disaster to me, but will still watch to check it out.
 

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Jennifer Garner would be perfect for that role IMO.
 

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Originally Posted by runner-guy
Jennifer Garner would be perfect for that role IMO.

As her grandmother maybe.
 

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Originally Posted by deadly7
Gross. She is a terrible actress and there is only a tiny chance she won't suck as WW.

Will wait for the next iteration.


Well she might be terrible in your opinion but I think she can do the job. And you all need to give her a chance.

I don't think she is that bad. Is she?
 

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Originally Posted by Simon Radash
Well she might be terrible in your opinion but I think she can do the job. And you all need to give her a chance.

I don't think she is that bad. Is she?


I've only seen her on Friday Night Lights but I don't think she was terrible at all.
 

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