Official: WONDER WOMAN TV Prequel AMAZON 'Dead'
CREDIT: DC Comics
The very full slate of television shows in development based on DC Comics just got a little smaller. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon, a Wonder Woman prequel TV series that would have told the origin of Diana of Themyscira before she came to the known world, is no longer in development.
"We did not go forward with it," CW president Mark Pedowitz told THR following his Wednesday session at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.
The project was first announced in September 2012 with Grey's Anatomy and one-time comic book writer Allan Heinberg attached. Last May Heroes writer Aron Eli Coleite was reportedly brought on to take a new approach to the story, but the project in its current incarnation is apparently defunct.
Pedowitz left the door open slightly, however, to another stab at Wonder Woman down the line. "It all depends on the script," he told THR. "We were very careful with Arrow and we're being very careful with Flash. These are iconic characters so we're going to be very careful with Wonder Woman. You only get one shot before you get bit."
While The CW is deferring taking that one shot for now, Wonder Woman is getting her feature film shot of course as a cast member of 2015's Superman/Batman Man of Steel sequel, which may or may not have factored into the decision to end the development of Amazon.