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With Wonder Woman blowing up the big screen, The CW’s prequel is officially dead

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Aug 2, 2017

Just a couple of years ago, the character of Wonder Woman was still languishing in a weird purgatory — and The CW made a run at putting her in a prime-time TV series. A few times, actually. Well, all that’s over.

Around 2012 and 2013, The CW tried to develop a Wonder Woman prequel series titled Amazon, which went through a few iterations. One imagined Diana as a young hero learning the ropes, and another found her leaving the world of Themiscyra and somehow winding up as a student at a high school (which we can only assume would be populated with ridiculously good-looking people). Neither project gained much traction (though we’re mildly intrigued by the hero’s origin angle), and by 2014-2015, all forms of Amazon had faded into redevelopment hell.

Not long after that, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman became a breakout star in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, then went on to headline a wildly successful solo film (with a sequel on the way). Now Wonder Woman is a bona fide box-office star, and not the kind of property Warner Bros. wants to let The CW experiment with on a project that could flop and hurt the intellectual property (and we're not even going to mention David E. Kelley's aborted series).

The network confirmed as much at the recent TCA event, noting that no version of Amazon is being developed, largely due to the character's success on film.

Are you bummed that we’ll almost certainly never see Wonder Woman on the small screen? Or happy enough with what Gadot is doing at the box office?