New WONDER WOMAN TV Series Reportedly in Development at CW

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It looks like Wonder Woman might be making a return to prime-time network television — again.

More than a year after NBC passed on a Wonder Woman pilot, Vulture reports that a new series starring the DC icon is in very early development at The CW, with the working title of "Amazon." It's said to be at the script development stage at this point, written by Allan Heinberg — a TV and comic book veteran, whose credits include The O.C. and Marvel's Young Avengers, plus a 2006 run on the Wonder Woman comic book.

The series is said to be a Smallville-esque take on the character, depicting Wonder Woman's early days. Wonder Woman became a household name with the Lynda Carter-starred series that ran on ABC and later CBS for three seasons, from 1976 to 1979; Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley's 2011 Wonder Woman pilot starring Adrianne Palicki received a mix of abundant pre-release hype and persistent bad buzz, and was ultimately not picked up as a series.

The CW, and its predecessor The WB, has a long history with live-action adaptations of DC Comics properties. Young Superman series Smallville ran for 10 series between WB and CW before wrapping up in 2011, and the short-lived Birds of Prey aired on the WB in 2002. Arrow, based on Green Arrow, is set to debut on The CW on Oct. 10.

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