Deadline is reporting that Warner Brothers ans the CW are looking for a female lead for their new hour long drama Amazon. The show will tell the story of Wonder Woman as a young Amazonian, a fish-out-of-water, before she becomes … Continue reading

WB and CW Are on the Lookout for Wonder Woman

Deadline is reporting that Warner Brothers ans the CW are looking for a female lead for their new hour long drama Amazon. The show will tell the story of Wonder Woman as a young Amazonian, a fish-out-of-water, before she becomes a warrior princess with super powers. Allan Heinberg is tackling the writing duties.

Here’s a breakdown of the character, who is now named “Iris”:

“She 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.”

The pilot hasn’t been picked up yet, nor has a script even been completed.

SOURCE: Deadline

  • SirBroiler

    Worst idea ever.

  • rsixsmith

    boring.

  • ANTI Douche

    Seriously, ‘Starling City’ for the ‘Arrow’ CW…
    I can get… But, her name is: DIANA….!!!
    Is it some internal Rights iIsue? If not…
    F*ck Off!

  • Marcus

    What’s the point of changing her name? Is it really that much of a legal issue?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cory.spence.77 Cory Spence
  • http://www.facebook.com/Madcap2112 Jim Dodd

    Who the hell is ‘Iris’?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Royal-Rican-Prince/100001226601016 Royal Rican Prince

    This is a straight-out TERRIBLE idea. Who the hell writes these things?!?!?!?!?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768069601 Alec Grimes

    Ok, don’t these guys ever learn ? The last Wonder Woman pilot was dead on arrival, not to mention atrocious for those that saw it. Now they are trying again with something unappealing? If you’re going to do a superhero show…come correct or don’t come at all !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000368276506 Travis J DeSantis

    So not only did they change her name, they changed her backstory too. Themyscira is a paradise and OUR world is the one of relentless brutality. So really, this is not even remotely Wonder Woman anymore. Why not call it Encino Woman: The Series?

  • ANTI Douche

    I like how he admits it was a failed attempt…
    At LESS net attention and speculation…
    Let’s see someone call Superman…
    Glen, Bob or some other name…
    Sure, the boards won’t explode…
    In his dreams. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Madcap2112 Jim Dodd

    ^ what’s with the haiku?

  • jack

    what’s with being 2 days late with the news then not including the update from the producers that iris is a just the production name and that Diana will be her name in the show….this site is pretty bad at reporting news on time

  • ANTI Douche

    Well hello, Jim… How are you?
    Nice to see, a new commenter in LR…
    If you see a haiku, that is quite up to you… :)
    But, the lines, parts and syllables are restrictive…
    Instead, I like bite sizes, some punch, unrestrictive…
    Some like it, some don’t, either way it’s how I write..,

  • http://twitter.com/thepozr Preston

    The others are douche bags. I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts.

  • ANTI Douche

    :)

  • Matt Shimon

    So where does that leave the Justice League movie? Without a WW, or will the role go to whoever gets the “Iris” lead in the TV show.