Why do people think Wonder Woman is such a hard character to write? She’s easily as interesting as both Batman and Superman and comes with a pretty awesome story when you actually take the time to explore it. So why is it that with such a rich mythology to play with, nobody can seem to write Wonder Woman for TV as the fully three dimensional character she is in the comics instead of a simple “girl power” icon? The last attempt to bring her to the small screen didn’t make it past an unaired pilot that had decent action but horrible writing. It was too busy trying to do the “Hey! Girls can be superheroes too!” routine and it failed horribly. However, the CW is setting up a new Wonder Woman series and shockingly enough the writer of the show is someone who’s actually written the character in the comics before!
I would’ve been very skeptical about Wonder Woman on the CW. After all, Smallville was a mixed bag at best. But Arrow has me thinking that maybe Warner Bros. is taking their comics properties a bit more seriously. At least that’s what I hope. The new series is set to be an origin, focusing on Wonder Woman’s early days. However, it seems as though we won’t have to wait ten years for Wonder Woman to wear a badly CG’d costume. This seems like we’ll get into straight up superheroics from the get-go. Hopefully they’ll find a way to make it work. It would be killer for there to be a Wonder Woman TV show that actually did her justice. This could also go a long way towards reintroducing the character to general audiences before the Justice League flick.