NBC recently premiered its super-hero drama The Cape to appreciative comics fans and TV vet David E. Kelley, creator of various series including Chicago Hope, Boston Legal and Ally McBeal, predicted that his TV re-boot of Wonder Woman would hit TV screens in 2012.
According to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, Kelley used his promotional duties for his latest drama Harry’s Law at the Television Critics Association winter press tour to tell Wonder Woman fans that his project remained alive and kicking.
“I think the likelihood is we’ll see it next year,” Kelley said. “I’m being optimistic but I don’t think I’m being unrealistic.”
Kelley also hinted that he would take his Wonder Woman pitch back to NBC and pointed to recent changes in the network’s executive ranks as a possible reason for the series failing to get a green light for this year’s fall season.
“I like to think of it as a smart script and I know he (incoming NBC head Robert Greenblatt) responds to smart material,” Kelley added.
Super-hero fans, there are plenty of big-screen comic book movies on the horizon but don’t you think there’s room for a female hero like Wonder Woman on TV?
Keep your fingers crossed that Kelley will find a home for his Wonder Woman re-boot.