NBC nabs Kelley's 'Wonder Woman' pilot

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- NBC says it will pick up the pilot for David E. Kelley's take on iconic superhero Wonder Woman.

The move came as the network retooled its executive ranks as part of the just-approved merger with cable giant Comcast, Entertainment Weekly said Saturday.


NBC had passed on "Wonder Woman" as recently as last week, but that was before programming chief Angela Bromstad announced she was leaving.

Wonder Woman began battling evil for DC Comics during World War II, and Kelley's resume gives the latest reboot a good deal of cachet. Kelley is credited with turning around the acclaimed Showtime series "Dexter" and "Weeds," and he is the executive producer of NBC's new Kathy Bates series "Harry's Law."

Entertainment Weekly said NBC previously had balked in part due to the potential cost, which includes licensing fees.

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