NBC Announces new Wonder Woman – Adrianne Palicki

Big news today on the cape front. NBC has finally announced who will be filling the red/white/blue bikini of the Amazon warrior known as Wonder Woman. It is none other than Adrianne Palicki.

Her name may not jump at you right away, but she does have some acting chops in her background. Most recently on the TV show Friday Night Lights, she was also seen on the big screen film Legion last year. She was also a recurring character on Supernatural and if MGM ever gets their finances maybe we will see her in the remake of Red Dawn.

Now this NBC property is a ‘retelling’ of the Wonder Woman story, so don’t expect an invisible plane or the Super Friends showing up.  According to Deadline magazine, “Wonder Woman/Diana Prince is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.”

I really wish someone would just make a TV show based on the comics that sticks even closely to their storyline. Everyone wants to do their own ‘vision’ of the character, but ya know, if a comic has been around for decades it probably has something going for it.

Regardless, I will be very interested in seeing what the show turns out to be…and if they keep her comic book outfit at all.

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