After months of speculation and rumors Warner Bros announced today that Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights,” “Red Dawn,” “Supernatural”) will star as the iconic superheroine Wonder Woman ( a.k.a. Diana Prince ) in David E. Kelley’s (“Boston Legal,” “Ally McBeal”) upcoming reboot of the comic series scheduled to debut on NBC. According to the announcement:
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. Palicki, who appeared as Tyra Collete in NBC’s acclaimed “Friday Night Lights,” will star in the upcoming feature-film remake of “Red Dawn.” She also starred in the horror film “Breaking the Girl” and in the recent series “Lone Star.”
Palicki may not be a household name yet, she has shown her weight in the genre in the pilot of another DC Comic classic “Aquaman.” She also showed some battle chops with terminator warlike angels in the action film “Legion” proving apocalyptic circumstances can’t stop this girl from making it out alive.
So considering Ms. Palicki’s list of work, perhaps she will have what it takes to channel the classic Amazon heroine.