In 2012, The CW announced that it was developing a live-action series entitled ‘Amazon’ that would focus ‘Arrow’-style on a fledgling Wonder Woman as she first arrives in America. Unfortunately, it appears they weren’t happy with the script, so they pushed back development on the series. In the meantime, The Flash was introduced on ‘Arrow’ and given a pilot order. Development on ‘Amazon’ stalled and it has now been officially announced that The CW is no longer moving forward with the show.
The series would have been written by ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ scripter Allan Heinberg, who created the ‘Young Avengers’ for Marvel. But as stated, The CW wasn’t fully satisfied and hired Aron Eli Coleite to rework the script. At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, CW president Mark Pedowitz officially announced “We did not go forward with it.” He didn’t rule out a future Wonder Woman project, though. “It all depends on the script. We were very careful with ‘Arrow‘ and we’re being very careful with ‘Flash’. These are iconic characters so we’re going to be very careful with ‘Wonder Woman’. You only get one shot before you get bit.”
This news comes shortly after it was revealed that Wonder Woman was going to appear in ‘Batman Vs. Superman‘. Though there have been rumors about connecting ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ to the DC cinematic universe, it isn’t a given. It’s possible that Warner Brothers wants to focus on just one version of Wonder Woman. Fox is still developing ‘Gotham’ a Batman-derived series featuring Commissioner Gordon and NBC has ordered a pilot for ‘Constantine’ starring DC’s con man/mystical hero.
As for The CW, the drug Mirakuru has played a big role on ‘Arrow’ this season, with Roy Harper being injected with the power-granting drug in ‘Three Ghosts’. Sebastian Blood refers to the drug as ‘The Miracle’ and Mirakuru literally translates to “miracle.” Then the network announced that they were developing a new TV series based on the character Hourman, who happens to derive his powers from a drug that in the comics is called “Miraclo.” That can’t be a coincidence!
Are you disappointed that ‘Amazon’ will not be gracing your television? Or are you more concerned with her movie depiction?