TV executives have been unveiling their new fall lineups this week, and absent from The CW’s schedule was Amazon, a Wonder Woman series in the vein of Smallville and Arrow. However, The CW’s president Mark Pedowitz confirmed that the series is still in development but is being retooled. He said that:
It is being redeveloped. We’re waiting for a script to come in. We have not seen it yet.
This new script is not being penned by the writer of the original pilot, Allan Heinberg. Heinberg, a former writer on the Wonder Woman comic and a veteran of several TV show, has been replaced by Aron Eli Coleite, who wrote Ultimate X-Men a few years back and has worked on shows like Heroes. That Heroes connection is a little bit ominous, but Pedowitz seems keen on the project still. He even said:
We are preparing to pilot it off-cycle should the script be what we want it to be.
Which is an encouraging sign. Usually pilots all shoot in the early spring and then the networks decide which shows to run in the fall, but Pedowitz is ready to shoot Amazon as soon as it meets their liking. He said that Wonder Woman is the “trickiest DC character to get right”, which historically has proven to be the case I suppose, but the concept seems solid and easy enough to me. I’d be curious to see the Heinberg script and what exactly they thought he didn’t get right, because Heinberg is pretty good. But regardless, it’s good to see that the network is still behind the show and working to get it up and running as soon as they can. Hopefully we’ll hear about some progress soon!