Variety is reporting that Friday Night Lights star, Adrianne Palicki, has been cast as the next Wonder Woman in the recently green lit NBC series. Apparently she was also a player in Fox’s Lone Star series, which came and went so fast on the network, that I doubt anyone had a chance to see her work there. She does have some DC Comics television work under her belt – she played Siren in the Aquaman television pilot for The CW.
It’s an interesting casting choice, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the actress can bring to the small screen (unless you’re like me and have a 107″ home theater…). Of course this is a David E. Kelley production, which have been pretty hit and miss these last couple of years, and with the producer taking on two projects at the same time, keeping sharp focus on both is going to be difficult.
Palicki is pretty easy on the eyes, she’s tall (5’11″), and we know her hair has already gone dark, but I wonder how many “purists” and “haters” are going to dump all over the casting announcement.