After the pretty overwhelming consensus that the show looked awful, NBC has bailed on its new Wonder Woman series, which at this point I’m guessing had something to do with the fact that they already tried, and failed, to put one terrible show about super heroes wearing terrible costumes on the air with The Cape. But wait! There’s more! It turns out it had something (read: everything) to do with the fact that the costume wasn’t American enough.
Kelley had penned a script that updated the comic book classic to have Diana Prince as CEO of a major conglomerate by day and a butt-kicking Amazon (with a fleet of cool planes) by night. Kelley’s take asked for lots of heart-thumping, contemporary music, and at one point the Boston Legal writer even requested a commercial-free premiere for the pilot if it aired. NBC isn’t saying for now but scuttlebutt reveals the pilot earned mixed reviews at test screenings. And then there was all the online blow back about the costume – which seemed to de-emphasize the patriotism and play up the comic’s Greek mythology. Ultimately, the wardrobe department went back to the drawing board but that didn’t seem to save the project. SOURCE
It de-emphasized the patriotism? Really? The star-spangled red, white and blue costume with the giant golden eagle across the chest wasn’t American enough? Come on. I’m pretty sure the cleavage alone would give the Lincoln Memorial a colossal America boner. But whatever, this is pretty much 30 Rock‘s NBC formula to a tee: Throw a bunch of shit against the wall, hope one thing sticks, then smear on everything until it becomes tired and unwatchable (see: The Office).