“Friday Night Lights” star Adrianne Palicki is stepping into Wonder Woman’s red boots and star-spangled Underoos for writer/producer David E. Kelly’s TV re-imagining of DC Comics’ beloved Amazonian heroine. The pilot episode will reunite Palicki with her “FNL” director/executive producer Jeffrey Reiner.
Horror fans will recognize Palicki as the female lead in last year’s day-of-reckoning thriller Legion and as Sam Winchester’s doomed wife on the CW’s “Supernatural.” She is best known, however, for her portrayal of trouble-making babe Tyra Collette on NBC Universal’s high school football drama “Friday Night Lights.”
Kelly’s “Wonder Woman” will see the 27-year-old Palicki fighting crime in her underwear, running a successful corporation as Wonder Woman’s altar ego Diana Prince, and singing at the local bar with Vonda Shepard.
(UPDATE: SEE ADRIANNE IN THE NEWLY ALTERED WONDER WOMAN COSTUME HERE)
UPDATE: Pictured above is Palicki in the new Wonder Woman costume. As you can see, they’ve ditched the red boots and star spangled Underoos. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to live in a world where Wonder Woman wears pants. I can only hope this is a studio produced fake-out to keep the real deal under wraps.
Then again, we do live in a society that shamed the Kool-Aid Man into wearing khaki shorts.
Regardless, I still have faith in the Kelly’s writing. Considering his creds include “Picket Fences,” “Ally McBeal,” “Boston Public,” “The Practice,” and 1999’s creature-feature Lake Placid, “Wonder Woman” will at the very least be better than recent hero offerings “The Cape” and “No Ordinary Family.”
“Wonder Woman” will air on NBC.