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Wonder Woman casting underway for new TV pilot

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The CW has begun searching for an actress to play Wonder Woman in a new TV pilot.

Amazon - an origin story for the DC Comics heroine - was first announced in September, with writer Allan Heinberg (Grey's Anatomy, The OC) scripting the adaptation.

Wonder Woman

© DC Comics

Wonder Woman

© DC Comics



Though the project is still at script stage and is yet to receive a pilot order, The CW has already sent out a casting breakdown for the lead role.

In a deviation from the source material, the new Wonder Woman is named Iris - rather than her comic book alias Diana - and is described as being "delighted" and "horrified" in equal measure by human society after being raised in seclusion.

"She... has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield," the breakdown reads, according to Deadline. "Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment.

"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.

"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."

Arrow S01E06: 'Legacies'

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The development of Amazon comes after another DC Comics adaptation - Arrow - proved to be a ratings hit for The CW this season, premiering with 4.14 million viewers.

Arrow exec Marc Guggenheim has insisted that there is "totally room for both shows" on The CW's schedule.

"It would be fun to share a night with them; the CW programmes two hours a night and that'd be a pretty kick-ass night of television," he suggested.

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