Tread Perilously — Wonder Woman: Pilot

Tread Perilously’s tour of failed TV pilots continues with the 2011 Wonder Woman pilot. Its reputation is justly deserved.

Diana of Themyscira (Adrianne Palicki) lives a triple life. She’s a high-powered executive at Themyscira Industries, a superhero known as “Wonder Woman” and Diana Prince, a lonely woman looking for a man to make sense of all of her troubles. While the company tries to introduce a new Wonder Woman doll, Diana sets her sights on disreputable pharmaceutical executive Veronica Cale (Elizabeth Hurley), who is starting some sort of super-solider program. She also butts heads with Los Angeles detective Ed Indelicato (Pedro Pascal). It all comes down to a warehouse fight and a surprise appearance from her ex, Steve Trevor (Justin Bruening).

Erik and Justin end up talking about Supergirl and the Wonder Woman feature a great deal. Erik points out geographical detail and Justin marvels at his ability to use L.A. shortcuts. They also talk about The Shield, which should give you an idea of how much they did not enjoy the Wonder Woman pilot. Erik accuses Kelley of skimming the Wikipedia article on Wonder Woman as the beginning and end of his research. He also explains to Justin the phenomenon of “Surprise Darkseid.” Tread Perilously’s love affair with Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger continues and Justin points out how David E. Kelley failed to make a single choice in developing this Wonder Woman series.

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About Erik

Erik Amaya is the host of Tread Perilously and the former Head Film/TV writer at Bleeding Cool. He has also contributed to sites like CBR, Comics Alliance and Fanbase Press. He is also the voice of Puppet Tommy on "The Room Responds."
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