Whitmer grad to be new ‘Wonder Woman’Written by Lisa Renee Ward | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Toledo resident and Whitmer graduate Adrianne Palicki has been cast in the role of Wonder Woman for NBC’s planned pilot said to be reinvention of the DC Comics Wonder Woman series that was played by Lynda Carter in the 1970s version of the show. Palicki is expected to play Diana Price, a crime fighter in Los Angeles who’s a successful corporate executive and modern woman.
Palicki recently appeared on the FOX drama, “Lone Star” and was a regular cast member on NBC’s Friday Night Lights.
The pilot’s director Jeff Reiner who previously served as director/co-executive producer on Friday Night Lights for the series’ early run on NBC. Palicki, is represented by UTA and Anonymous Content is also set to star in the feature remake of Dawn.
According to her IMDb bio, Palicki performed in her first play as a sophomore at Whitmer High School and was a runner up for homecoming queen. Her parents, Jeff and Nancy Palicki, reportedly still live in the Toledo area.
Palicki is quoted as having said, “I would love to do Broadway, I don’t think there’s anything more amazing than theatre. Okay, Supergirl is number one. Maybe I could be Supergirl on Broadway! That would be perfect.” Fans will discover if she’ll settle for being Wonder Woman instead.
The “Wonder Woman” pilot is said to be one of 80 competing to be included in the fall television line up.
Palicki was reportedly the only actress invited to screen test for the role in “Wonder Woman.”
David E. Kelley is executive producing the project with Bill D’Elia.