As the CW attempts to bring Wonder Woman back to television, one of the players from the last (failed) attempt to bring the Amazon princess to our screens is speaking out.
Adrianne Palicki was cast in the pilot for David E. Kelly’s re-imagined take on the character. NBC eventually passed on the series and the pilot was circulating on-line for a while.
Palicki says that she thinks “politics” were involved in the pilot not being picked up as a series.
“It was shocking. There were obviously politics involved. It had gotten picked up as far as I knew so when we got that call it was incredibly shocking. We were set up to go to Jimmy Kimmel and everything else so it was a real shock. It was hard to take at first,” she tells Crave Online.
The lack of a pick-up doesn’t mean she’s not proud of the work done on the pilot.
“I’m incredibly proud of that project. I was so grateful to get to play Wonder Woman. That was a childhood dream of mine and I’m proud of the outcome. I do wish it would have gone to series but everything happens for a reason. Looking at it as a positive, I got to work with some amazing actors, [an] amazing writer and I got to wear the outfit. It was not comfortable but it was totally worth it,” she added.