Could The CW become the destination for DC heroes? Producers of the upcoming Arrow television series express support for a potential Wonder Woman series on the same network. The CW, Warner Brothers and DC Comics are reported to be developing a script called Amazon. Allan Heinberg is working on an origin script.
Arrow producers say they welcome another hero on The CW.
“It harkens back to the years of my childhood where you had The Six Million Dollar Man and Wonder Woman and all these superhero-like genre shows all on the dial and all you had to do was change the channel,” Arrow Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I think there’s totally room for both shows. It would be fun to share a night with them; the CW programs two hours a night and that’d be a pretty kick-ass night of television.”
Andrew Kreisberg points out the focus of Arrow and how it will differ from Smallville or a potential Wonder Woman series..
“Our show definitely takes place in a much more realistic world,” Kreisberg adds ”There’s no superpowers, superheroes and aliens. With Wonder Woman, Diana of Themyscira, there are superpowers. I don’t foresee crossovers but one of the great things about superheroes is that they’re constantly being reimagined. There’s the Adam West and Christopher Nolan versions of Batman and one doesn’t obviate the other. The Lynda Carter version was great and now the CW is hopefully developing another wonderful version that will be a nice compliment to Arrow.”
Producers will introduce villainess China White (played by Kelly Hu aka Lady Deathstrike of X2: X-Men United) and Huntress (played by Jessica De Gow) as a potential love interest for Oliver Queen.
Arrow debuts October 10th.
Op/Ed: When I was a kid there were live action superheroes all over television! Wonder Woman, Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman in prime time. Batman and Robin afterschool and Shazam and Isis on Saturday mornings!
I have to raise issue with comparing Lynda Carter to Adam West in terms of their portrayals. Lynda Carter was physical and emotional perfection as Diana. While the series had camp moments – Carter was a Wonder and did justice to the Amazon!