The CW is moving forward with Amazon, their Smallville-esque take on Wonder Woman, with a young Amazon Princess adapting to life in the modern world. Yesterday, the internet lit up with the news that the network planned to rename Diana “Iris.” Today, DC’s Creative Director Geoff Johns clarified via Twitter, “If a WW show happens her name is of course DIANA. Codenames (like IRIS) are used in casting a lot to try and avoid speculation.” Show creator Alan Heinberg similarly clarified that “Iris” was a code name.
The CW is seeking an actress in her mid-20s, 5’8″ or taller to depict the DC superstar. This is their summary of the plot (via Deadline.com):
“Iris (Once again, a code name) 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.”
Arrow, featuring Green Arrow has been an immediate hit for the CW and of course Smallville ran for a decade, so if anyone can pull off a show featuring comic’s First Lady, it’s this network. As far as casting, Adrienne Palicki was just fine in NBC’s otherwise poor pilot. I wouldn’t mind her getting a second chance… if she’s game.
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