Anyone with high hopes that another network would swoop in and save the new Wonder Woman television show might be sorely disappointed after hearing what Warner Bros. TV CEO Peter Roth has to say.
The announcement was made two week ago that NBC’s Wonder Woman pilot was not getting picked up. After the fact, Roth spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, not just about that particular pilot, but about their entire slate of television this year. The company has twelve new shows being produced for the new season.
When it came to the most talked about pilot they were shopping around, Roth said he thought Wonder Woman was a very “well crafted” pilot. “But after seeing the announcement of the NBC schedule, I now understand and agree with [NBC Entertainment Chairman] Bob [Greenblatt] that it doesn’t necessarily fit particularly well with their schedule,” said Roth, “As well crafted and contemporized as it was, it was a big and radical shift for viewers to embrace this new idea — and that may, to some degree, have had to do with why it didn’t make it.”
When asked if Wonder Woman would be seen in another form, on another network besides NBC, Roth answered, “To be determined. I’m just not sure yet; we haven’t given it a lot of thought.”
Haven’t given a lot of thought to one of the most talked about new shows you were developing? We did just get a picture of Wonder Woman star Adrianne Palicki in a more “classic” version of the costume which means it was actually incorportated into the show or they had tried several options before going with the pants version. Though with twelve shows actually being placed on networks this year, they could just be too busy right now to look at something that didn’t make the cut.
While talking about some of Warner Bros. comedic fare, Roth said, “As somebody who has been around as long as I have, I’ve seen so many patterns, cycles and everyone thinking that they have the next great solution. I have a very simple philosophy: put on great, compelling, worthwhile television, no matter what the genre.”