Adrianne Palicki to Play Wonder Woman
“Friday Night Lights” actress tapped by NBC to inherit the golden lasso from Lynda Carter
By Tim Kenneally
NBC has found its new Wonder Woman in the form of Adrianne Palicki, of “Friday Night Lights.”
A rep for Palicki confirmed that the actress has been tapped to play the iconic, patriotic super-heroine.
Palicki will inherit the role from Lynda Carter, who played the part on “The New Adventures of Wonder Woman” from 1975-79.
In a statement announcing Palicki’s casting, Warner Bros. Television, which will be producing the series, noted that Palicki’s version of the superhero will be revamped from Carter’s potrayal, updated for the modern age.
“The series pilot is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman — a/k/a Diana Prince — is a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life,” the statement reads.
The “Wonder Woman” pilot was written by David E. Kelley (“Boston Legal,” “The Practice”), who’s co-executive producing with Bill D’Elia. Jeffrey Reiner (“Friday Night Lights,” “The Event”) is directing.
This isn’t Palicki’s first go-round with superhero-related series; she also appeared in the WB pilot for “Aquaman,” as the evil Siren. She’ll also co-star in the upcoming remake of “Red Dawn.”