Huh? The CW's Wonder Woman WON'T feature Wonder Woman

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Jan 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

That weird Wonder Woman series from David E. Kelley might've died in development hell over at NBC, but The CW is moving full steam ahead on their Amazon-themed DC show. Thanks to some casting notes, we now know what they're working on.

At this point it looks like the show, dubbed Amazon, will focus on a character named Iris—not Diana, which is Wonder Woman's usual alter ego. It's essentially a coming-of-age story of a young Amazonian on her way to becoming a superhero.

The studio is ramping up a casting search for an actress in her early to mid-20s, 5'8″ or taller.

Here's the description from Deadline:

"She 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."
The script for the pilot is still being written by Allan Heinberg (Grey's Anatomy, Gilmore Girls), but it seems the network wants to get a feel for the casting direction before making a pilot commitment.

Much like The CW's recent hit Arrow, it looks like the team behind Amazon is looking to shake up the typical canon. This definitely sounds like a stretch to pull off, but we're at least curious to see what they have in mind.

What do you think? Would this series be any better than that bizarre Adrianne Palicki mess?

(Via Deadline)

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