By our guest blogger, Nick Hanover
Deadline has broken the news that "Friday Night Lights" star Adrianne Palicki is set to don the golden lasso and bullet proof wristbands on David E. Kelley's TV port of Wonder Woman. Kelley's attempts to bring Wonder Woman to the silver screen ran into some early trouble when pretty much every network passed on the pilot, but Kelley seems to have now found his stride.
Before the announcement of Palicki and shortly after NBC came in saved the day for the otherwise doomed series, it was reported that McG would be directing the pilot and in that story we speculated that Kelley and his staff would likely pick a relative unknown to fill Wonder Woman's boots. Palicki isn't a total unknown thanks to her parts on "Friday Night Lights" and the recently axed "Lone Star" but she's nowhere near as high profile as other names that were tossed around.
Insiders have pegged Palicki as an up and comer to watch out for and at first glance her attachment to the Wonder Woman role would seem to echo that. But there's the slight trouble of Kelley's script, which has already made the rounds on the internet and hasn't exactly gotten high critical praise. Chief among the complaints from our site as well as others was that the script attempted to force Wonder Woman into the type of lawyerly soap opera antics that plague so many of Kelley's productions. Palicki may have some potential as a star but even the greatest actress would have trouble rising above terrible material.
But hey, it can't possibly be as bad as "The Cape," right?