Of the many questions surrounding David E. Kelley’s “Wonder Woman” revival, the character’s costume has been among the biggest. A draft of the pilot script in February described it as a “colorful Spandex suit,” making it clear to fans they shouldn’t expect the iconic outfit donned by Lynda Carter in the previous live-action television series.
What, then, would star Adrianne Palicki wear in the NBC show?
The answer came this afternoon, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, and it’s a cross between the classic costume and the hotly debated redesign created by Jim Lee and introduced in “Wonder Woman” #600. Gone are the star-spangled shorts, replaced by long pants. But also absent are the choker and jacket from Lee’s design.
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.
“Wonder Woman” also stars Elizabeth Hurley, Carry Elwes, Tracie Thoms and Pedro Pascal.