Vulture talked to David E. Kelley about his upcoming NBC “Wonder Woman” pilot starring Adrianne Palicki. Here is an excerpt on why he took on the show:
Well I first said no, for all the obvious reasons. Its not really what I do; its not a genre thats in my wheelhouse. But then I started thinking about, What if there were such a person in todays world and what must it be like to be her? And I was imagining the sense of social isolation that she must feel, that she indeed would probably be a rather complicated beast. When I started thinking about all the complications and potential layers to this superhero, I just got more and more intrigued. It was also something I was a little bit afraid of. Thats good, too. Any writer should get out of his or her comfort zone, and this was way outside of mine.
So I took a deep breath and decided to go for it. I did not truthfully commit to doing it until I wrote the script. I was going to try writing it, and if I failed on my own terms, I would say no. If I thought, Yeah, this is something I believe in, then Id turn it in. And it was something I ultimately did get behind. It was hard, but I had a good time writing it. And Warner Bros. and DC both responded very positively and off we went.
To read more on the casting of Palicki, click here. Here again is the first photo of the actress in the costume…