Earlier this year, David E. Kelley–creator of such shows as Picket Fences, Ally McBeal, and The Practice–shopped a Wonder Woman series around Hollywood. NBC ordered a pilot but then did not order a series. It all happened very quickly and was very high profile.
It would seem that David E. Kelley must really like Wonder Woman.
TVLine has broken the news that Wonder Woman will appear on Harry’s Law, the NBC that just got a full second season order.
Well, sort of Wonder Woman.
On Harry’s Law‘s 11th episode–whose exact air date is unknown at this point–Smallville‘s Erica Durance will play a psychologically disturbed woman who believes she’s Wonder Woman while doling out vigilante justice to domestic abusers.
Will she wear a Wonder Woman costume? Harry’s Law is produced by Warner Bros., which owns DC Entertainment. And it seems like it would be a waste to do the story and not utilize the costume.
Erica Durance was fantastic on Smallville, where she showed an ability to portray deeply serous and emotional moments and slapstick comedy with equal aplomb. Casting her as Wonder Woman, even as a disturbed woman who believes she’s Wonder Woman, is a great call. I don’t watch Harry’s Law but I’ll be keeping my eye out for this one.
Harry’s Law can currently be seen on Wednesday at 9/8 central and will be moving to Sundays at 8/7 central on March 4th.