I’m not one to beat a dead horse, unless that horse is a zombie then I’m beating the shit out of it, but a woman CEO? A costume they got off the clearance rack on November 1st? A superhero in a pantsuit? Adrianne Pali..howyousay? I knew all of these questions would lead to a failure of mythical proportions. It did. Oh, good God it did. Entertainment Weekly reports:
Well that was fun (to make fun of) while it lasted. EW has learned that NBC passed on the much buzzed-about Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley and Warner Bros. TV. Kelley had penned a script that updated the comic book classic to have Diana Prince as CEO of a major conglomerate by day and a butt-kicking Amazon (with a fleet of cool planes) by night. Kelley’s take asked for lots of heart-thumping, contemporary music, and at one point the Boston Legal writer even requested a commercial-free premiere for the pilot if it aired. Why did the ‘ol girl fail to pass muster? NBC isn’t saying for now but scuttlebutt reveals the pilot earned mixed reviews at test screenings. And then there was all the online blow back about the costume – which seemed to de-emphasize the patriotism and play up the comic’s Greek mythology. Ultimately, the wardrobe department went back to the drawing board but that didn’t seem to save the project.
Please understand that NBC signed off on this, they filmed it, then NBC saw it and said, “What the fuck? Were we high? We were high weren’t we? What was in that shit? Were we poisoned? That was it! We were poisoned! Quick! Burn everything, burn it now!”. Or something along those lines.
Thanks to Jess for showing me this on Gchat, because apparently all she has to do at her day job is fuck around on the computer looking at news about television cancellations. And you wonder why you people only make 70% of what men do.