Although the broadcast networks passed last week on David E. Kelley’s planned Wonder Woman revival, the veteran writer-producer insists the superhero series will find a home, possibly even on cable.
“I think the likelihood is we’ll see it next year,” he told The Hollywood Reporter during the Television Critics Association press tour. “I’m being optimistic but I don’t think I’m being unrealistic.” He added to Vulture: “The bottom line is, I had a lot of fun writing it and we’re still optimistic that we’re gonna do it. We have a script that Warners and DC are very excited about.”
Announced in October, the modern-day reboot would return the DC Comics character to live-action TV for the first time since 1979, when she was famously portrayed by Lynda Carter. Despite comments made by Kelley in December that cast doubts on his commitment to the project, the pilot script was shopped last week to executives at ABC, CBS, NBC and The CW, all of whom passed. However, NBC, home to Kelley’s new drama Harry’s Law, remains a possibility under incoming president of programming Bob Greenblatt. (“I like to think of it as a smart script and I know he responds to smart material,” Kelley said.)
“It’s a huge project and we just rolled it out last week,” Vulture quoted Kelley as saying. “It was a bit much to expect people to chew it off for this next season. But I think everybody’s confident that we’re gonna see it.”