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Wonder Woman series may become reality after all

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NBC canceled the series before it started

Fans of the superhero were dismayed by the cancellation of NBC's series, but there may be a chance The CW will bring Wonder Woman to life.

Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman

We've gotten our hopes up before about a Wonder Woman series, and each time we've just been let down. But this time it may be for real. It looks like The CW is attempting to create a series about the female superhero after so many have tried and failed.

"Studio Warner Bros. has hired a casting director for the project and is preparing to send out a casting notice for the starring role," said Entertainment Weekly. "As previously announced, the project is titled Amazon and it 'looks at the teenage years of the heroine who will become Wonder Woman.'"

According to Entertainment Weekly, a series by The CW is currently in the casting phase, something that normally doesn't happen until a pilot has been ordered. EW is guessing that the network wants to see who will be in the roles before it decides to film a pilot. Deadline.com somehow found the casting call for Wonder Woman herself, and the new character has some interesting traits.

"Looks like Deadline obtained the official casting breakdown, which has more details," said Entertainment Weekly. "The character's name is Iris (5’8″ or above) and she comes from a secluded country where she was raised as a solider in a brutal environment. Now a stranger in a strange modern big city, she's 'a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic ­ and she will fight to the death to make the world safe.'"

NBC developed a series last year, starring Adrianne Palicki, but the pilot was never picked up. Some secret photos of Palicki in her Wonder Woman costume were released, leaving many pretty upset over the show's cancellation.

There is no word on when the CW’s version of the superhero may come to fruition or what timeline the producers are working on, but hopefully this effort will get further than NBC's series.

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