Well, NBC has passed on the Wonder Woman pilot. Apparently test screenings haven’t been great, and what has been released on the Internet has been pretty harshly criticized by fans. Like I said a few days ago, I wasn’t impressed by what I’d heard about the pilot. I’m sure some fans will be angered by the decision, but I don’t blame NBC.
The pilot has gotten negative publicity from the start – mostly complaints about the costume. However, the more information that was revealed, the more fans had reason to be nervous. Wonder Woman seemed completely unlike her comics counterpart. She was set up as a corporate executive rather than a diplomat. She lacked the compassion and heart that makes Diana such a lovable character. She seemed to be a generic “tough girl” rather than the character that fans know and love. She was a vigilante fighting common thugs rather than a superhero fighting supervillains and mythological figures.
In spite of all this, I do hope that the pilot is released (if nothing else, on Youtube). Failed pilots can often be good studies of what not to do when creating a series. They can also be great sources of entertainment, especially when riffing with friends.