Monday, December 3, 2012

NEWS: The CW Begins Casting for Wonder Woman Origin Show, Amazon

The CW has begun its hunt for the new Wonder Woman.

According to Deadline (via Comic Book Resources), Warner Bros. has put out a casting call for female actors in their early-to-mid 20s and over 5' 8'' tall to play the role of ''Iris'' (which has since been established as a cover for the actual role to avoid exactly this sort of snooping) for the upcoming pilot-to-possible-ongoing-series, Amazon.

The casting call provides some insight into what we can expect from The CW's Amazon, which appears to be taking the Smallville approach in its treatment of the material:

“Iris comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted ­and just as often horrified ­ by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling ­to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see ­and things to learn ­and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic ­and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.”

With The CW's Arrow - their re-imagining of the classic DC hero Green Arrow - doing big numbers for the network, it comes as no surprise to see they're keen to try bring one of comicdom's most iconic characters to the small screen, so here's hoping their effort is better than NBC's previous attempt.

We'll keep you posted.

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