David E. Kelley Working on WONDER WOMAN TV Series
by Albert Ching, Newsarama Staff Writer
Date: 01 October 2010 Time: 06:33 PM ET
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In the first major DC Entertainment-related Hollywood news since the company's "bi-coastal realignment" last week, The Practice and Boston Legal creator David E. Kelley is developing a Wonder Woman television series.News broke late Friday afternoon on both The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.com, with few details other than the project will be shopped to networks soon and that Kelley had been interested in the Golden Age, World War II-era incarnation of the superhero icon. Kelley's Ally McBeal featured a female lead on Fox from 1997 to 2002. Wonder Woman received a controversial, much-publicized and less revealing new costume in June's Wonder Woman #600, along with speculation that the changes were made so the character would be easier to adapt to film. "Wonder Woman," starring Lynda Carter as the title character in her classic outfit, ran on ABC and later CBS from 1975 to 1979.
Last month, news surfaced that DC's critically acclaimed The Sandman was in the early stages of development as a TV series. Last week, DC Entertainment announced that their multi-media and digital content production divisions will relocate to a Warner Bros.-managed property in Burbank, Calif. by the end of 2011, in an effort to better integrate the DC properties with the film and television divisions of parent company Warner Bros. DC Comics publishing is staying in New York City.