With the superhero series Arrow delivering a solid ratings hit for The CW, the network has been looking to expand its DC Comics output, hiring Allan Heinberg (The O.C., Grey’s Anatomy) to write a pilot script for a Wonder Woman origin show entitled Amazon. However, the decision has now made to push the project back until next season, although Deadline is reporting that an off-season pilot could be ordered, should network executives find themselves suitably impressed by the script.
As revealed back in November, Amazon is set to adopt a Smallville-style approach, offering a retelling of Diana’s origins and following her on her journey from Amazon Princess to Wonder Woman. Since it was first announced, Warner Bros. TV has been actively searching for an actress to portray Diana, with Scottish actress Amy Manson (Torchwood, Being Human) rumoured to have been among the front-runners for the coveted role.
While Amazon failed to secure itself a pilot order this season, The CW has picked up a number of drama pilots, including the historical fantasy Reign, The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, and a remake of the cult British sci-fi The Tomorrow People.