New Details for CW’s WONDER WOMAN Origin Series, AMAZON

     November 29, 2012


New details have emerged for the joint production of Amazon, a Wonder Woman origin series from The CW, Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics. When we first reported on the pilot, it was in the early development stage, with a previous live-action Wonder Woman TV series failing just the year before. Now, with the success of The CW’s Green Arrow series, Arrow, it’s looking more likely that a young Amazonian princess will find her way to television.  Warner Bros. TV has reportedly hired a casting director in search of someone to play the lead role, as they are anticipating a pilot pickup. Written by Allan HeinbergAmazon is a fish-out-of-water series that has has shades of Tarzan as it centers on a young Amazonian named Iris who learns to develop her superpowers. Hit the jump for much more. 

wonder-woman-amazonThe following breakdown of the role of Iris comes via Deadline:

“She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted ­and just as often horrified ­ by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream.

It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling ­ to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see ­ and things to learn ­ and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic ­ and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.”

This is potentially a huge role for a young actress out there, as the Smallville stars can attest to, as can breakout Arrow star, Stephen Amell. While the script is still being honed for the pilot, the casting search will commence concurrently. Shine up those bracelets and refresh those lasso skills! Quick! Someone call Gina Carano!


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  • peteT

    “ safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere” – God this sounds bad.. its mean girls meets pony club

  • C. Towns

    They are not casting for the real Wonder Woman character but for someone different. Its like when the created a new Catwoman for the Catwoman flick.

  • zzzzz

    This won’t work. It may just end up being horrible in fact.

  • Masshuu il Thulcandra

    What R they thinking? I’ve a bad feeling about this. IRIS? Come on. U just know they are going yo cast a pretty teen looking blue eyed blonde who come straight out of the Amazonian jungle. The character bio sounds cool but I don’t think they can pull it off. I give it 8 episodes before it’s pulled. Hope I am wrong.

  • JC

    Sorry Dave, but the casting call is for an actress in her early to mid 20s and Gina Carano is 30 and will turn 31 before this would be picked up to series. Phoebe Tonkin is my first choice for this role.

  • Brett

    This sounds like ass.

  • Liam_H

    Huge opportunity just like Smallville showed? You kidding me Tom Welling is a passable actor at best, there’s a reason he has hardly any big screen roles if any.

  • Griz

    I could argue that one of the biggest reasons Arrow is such a good show is because they did the EXACT opposite of what Smallville did. Smallville teased the costume / true extent of his powers reveal until season finales / premiers . .. showing Ollie decked out in uniform (signifying his complete transformation into Green Arrow well before the pilot ep) was the smartest, let’s-cut-to-the-chase thing they could’ve done in terms of launching point for a series. What’s that? You want back-story? We got 5 years worth of flashbacks! And now for AMAZON, they’re talking about someone named Iris? I hope that’s a joke or a purposeful mislead, cause arrow wouldn’t be nearly the show it is right now if the guy who had been lost on the island and came back to Star city been named Diggle.

    • Liam_H

      It actually wouldn’t be nearly the show it is without Batman Begins. Which it is still okay at best.

  • terry

    They just can’t,at the moment. make a credible WW!

    • zzzz

      At the moment?? How about, ever? Have a look at the character, and who she is and what she does and all that and then tell me that this will work on the screen? I don’t think so. This is one of those characters that works best on paper – like Green Lantern. This will shit to the wall mate. Absolute crap. I’d love to be proven wrong, but I won’t, because this is one of those things that should be kept off the screens and only in print.

  • jk

    Arg! Call her Dianna, and don’t go the Smallville route!

  • MainFragger

    Iris? Really? I can’t help but wonder if this isn’t some kind of licensing issue..otherwise, WTF? Who the hell is Iris? Its not even a side character from the comic, as far as I know. The fact that they are willing to compromise on the character’s alter ego name does not bode well at all.

  • tarek

    wonder Woman = golden Boobs.

  • Peter

    That synopsis was written by a ten year old girl who hates her little life and wants to run away from home. They should call her Dorothy, give her red shoes and three scrappy men as companions. Oh the awesome wonder when she experiences drugs for the first time!

  • erwiny

    “IRIS”?!? Uuuggggghhhh!
    They should at least call her “Princess” or even just “D(ee)” for short if it is a licensing issue. Come on! this really seems like a no brainer. Smallville would have failed at the get go if they called him Billy or steve. The masses wouldn’t have stood for that.

  • Ant

    Abort abort ….don’t kill a character that should be nurtured hasn’t WB/DC comics messed around with her enough

  • Ant

    Abort abort ….don\’t kill a character that should be nurtured hasn\’t WB/DC comics messed around with her enough

  • David

    This bastardizing of great characters HAS TO STOP. Too much of DC has already been ruined by those responsible for “Smallville”, or as it really was the last six years of it’s run “Chloe: How I Made The Man of Steel”.

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