Anyone trying to fill Lynda Carter’s shoes has their work cut out for them. She was the definitive Wonder Woman. Having said that, we’re really not trying to set this lovely lady up for failure. Adrianne Palicki has apparently been cast to star in and portray Wonder Woman, the pilot series that David E Kelley is going to helm. Which means it already has a shot at doing super well, because Kelley, apart from being Michelle Pfeiffer‘s husband, is the veteran creator of shows like Picket Fences, Boston Legal, Ally McBeal and The Practice, which are just a few on his list of projects.
But who is Palicki? She played Tyra Collette, the town vixen, on Friday Night Lights and had a part on Supernatural. In terms of movies, she was in Legion (which we incidentally watched randomly on television last week) and will appear in Red Dawn, which is to be released later this year (it also stars the deelish Chris Hemsworth).
But will she make a good—no, great—Wonder Woman? Because the fandom that character inspires cannot be messed with. Good luck, Palicki. You’re going to need it.
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