A week ago, Adrianne Palicki officially came on board David E. Kelley’s "Wonder Woman" project at NBC.
Of course, all of this has been noted by Lynda Carter, the actress who became famous for playing the Amazon superheroine during the ’70s "Wonder Woman" TV series. And during a recent interview, Carter weighed in on the newest incarnation of Wonder Woman.
"I think it is an amazing role to play," Carter told the Baltimore Sun "I know [Palicki] is going to be really nervous about it, just because you would be. But I have a lot of confidence in [writer] David Kelley and what he’s going to come up with. David Kelley’s so talented, and that’s really where it needs to be, is in the writing."
Carter also indicated that she has been in touch with Kelley directly.
"I spoke with David yesterday, and he’s really, really excited about it," said Carter. "I think the story needs to be retold. It needs to have a fresh look at it. It affected a lot of people. I think it’s time, I think it’s important to have it out there again."
When asked if she had any advice for Palicki, she laughed and answer "Gosh, I would never offer her any advice. Nor would she probably want any. If she wants to talk to me, that would be a whole different thing. But I would never offer, ‘Now let me tell you how to do this.’ She’s an actress and she’s a good actress and she’s beautiful, and I hope she kicks butt."
Although Carter was unwilling to speculate as to whether she would make a cameo appearance on the new "Wonder Woman" series, if Kelley has already been speaking to her then the possibility has probably already come up between them.
Kelley’s "Wonder Woman" reboot is expected to begin filming soon and it is widely predicted to be a favorite to debut next fall as a weekly series.