Relatively unknown actress Adrianne Palicki is to star as Wonder Woman in a new NBC pilot TV series.
While the 27-year-old beauty has already appeared in a number of minor films, she could now become a household name by starring in the show, which is to be made by studio giants Warner Bros, with 'Ally Mcbeal' writer and producer David E. Kelly penning the episodes.
During a Television Critics Association (TCA) convention last month, when the project was initially on hold, he said: "I had a lot of fun writing it. It's a huge project, and it was probably a bit too much to ask anyone to try to chew on it for next season. But I'm, confident it will still happen. It's a very complicated piece, which is the most fun thing about it."
However, the casting announcement may come as a disappointment to 'Mad Men' actress Christina Hendricks, who admitted last year she would love to play the part.
She said: "I've been wanting to wear that outfit my whole life! I'd love to do it. That would be such fun! Let's put it out there!"