Saturday, February 19, 2011

Adrianne Palicki Lands the Lead in NBC's 'Wonder Woman' New Serial

Adrianne PalickiThe world hasn't seen a live-action Wonder Woman since Lynda Carter played her in the '70s TV series, but since then, many young actresses' names have been floated for the role.

For the "Wonder Woman" pilot, prolific TV producer David E. Kelley helming for NBC, he's already made one move that has been met with near-unanimous approval: Adrianne Palicki has been cast to play the titular super-heroine.

Palicki is probably still best known for her role as Tyra Collette for the first three seasons of NBC/DirecTV's "Friday Night Lights." Here she is opposite Landry (Jesse Plemons) in a memorable moment from the Season 1 episode "Mud Bowl."

But if fans of that show might respond that her co-star Minka Kelly is a closer physical fit, with her long, dark hair, than Palicki (who played Tyra with a blonde bob), it may be because they didn't see Palicki as a brunette in Fox's short-lived "Lone Star." And as notes, at 5'11" Palicki also has the physical stature necessary to play the athletic descendant of Amazons.

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