Actress Adrianne Palicki will take on the role of the superhero Wonder Woman in NBC's revival of the classic 1970s series.
E! Online reported that Palicki will play Diana Prince also known as Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman will be made by David E. Kelley, who also created Boston Legal. According to Entertainment Weekly, the script is a serious, non-campy take on the DC Comics character and pays homage to the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter.
The character has proven to be difficult to revive as for years various writers and producers have tried.
The Ohio-born actress stars in the television series Friday Night Lights. She also appeared in the short-lived series Lone Star. She has an upcoming feature-film named Red Dawn.
The role of a superhero is nothing new for Palicki. She has appeared in Smallville, Supernatural, and even in the Aquaman movie.
Here is the official Wonder Woman description as posted on the Entertainment Weekly website.
the series pilot is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman - a.k.a. Diana Prince - is a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life. Kelley and Bill D'Elia (Boston Legal, The Practice) are the executive producers. The pilot was written by Kelley and will be directed by Jeffrey Reiner (NBC's The Event). Wonder Woman is from David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television.