The CW's Amazon Casting Now, No Plans for Batman Show
January 14, 2013
A few months ago, it was announced that The CW was venturing into the world of Wonder Woman with a new series titled Amazon. Writer Allan Heinberg has been commissioned to write a script, but no pilot has officially been ordered. In an interview with IGN, CW President Mark Pedowitz had this to say: “First off, we’re waiting to see the script. Second off, we’re busy casting for Diana as we speak. Hopefully the script works the way we want. It's an origination story in the sense that Smallville was an origination story.”
With Warner Bros.' plan to have a Justice League film in theaters by 2015, The CW made sure the new series wouldn't interfere. “We worked carefully with Warner Bros. to make sure Warner Bros. theatrical was onboard so we were able to get it done. You want to work carefully with your studio to make sure that it works and that it doesn’t interfere with their projects.”
Pedowitz also says it's possible that Arrow and Amazon might be in the same 'universe.' “I think they all could exist in the same world, but whether they do or they don’t is depending on what the showrunner wants to do.”
Even though it would appear the stars are aligning for the potential new series, a pilot still won't be comissioned for a while. “If we get the right script and the right casting, we’ll go right forward to pilot.”
With Wonder Woman potentially getting her own series and the Superman series Smallville having wrapped up, that leaves just one of the DC Universe's Trinity without a CW TV show - Batman. Pedowitz shot down all of our hopes by saying there are currently no plans for a Batman TV show.