A superhero project that was in the works for network TV is dead. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the CW pulled the plug on its prequel to “Wonder Woman.” The project, “Amazon,” explored the origin story of the superhero.
The network announced the project in September 2012, saying it was working with Allan Heinberg of “Grey’s Anatomy” to develop the story of Diana of Themyscira. The script was then redeveloped in May 2013, with “Heroes” writer Aron Eli Coleite working on the project.
“We did not go forward with it,” Mark Pedowitz (former program exec at The WB for Babylon 5), president of the CW, said at his Television Critics Association press tour session. He added that he remains open to another Wonder Woman project, depending on the material.
“It all depends on the script. We were very careful with ‘Arrow,’ and we’re being very careful with ‘Flash,’” Pedowitz said. “These are iconic characters, so we’re going to be very careful with ‘Wonder Woman.’ You only get one shot before you get bit.”