Last month’s debut of Arrow was the first in what many were hoping to be a whole block of comic book-based TV shows on The CW. And we’ve already heard that the next one that the network had in mind is a series based on the early days of the popular DC heroine, Wonder Woman. Now Deadline has the first details on the show; however, if you’re a comic book purist, you may want to look away.
First off, Wonder Woman's real name will be Iris, not Diana like in the comics. Secondly, the show might revolve around Wonder Woman's life before she even gets her superpowers. There is also no island of Themiscara here; instead, in the series, Iris comes to America from a secluded country where all she knew was war. There is no word yet on whether or not the country is comprised of all females like Themiscara in the books. Check out a full breakdown of the character below:
Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted and just as often horrified by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. 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. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see and things to learn and people to care for. 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.
The network is also looking for an actress who is in her mid-20’s and is a bit more physically imposing than the average person to truly convey Iris’ strength. Does this sound like the Wonder Woman you know, or is the show, tentatively titled Amazon, taking too many liberties with the character? Let us know what you think.