Attention all actresses in their early to mid-20’s who are 5’8” or taller, you just might be the next TV Wonder Woman!
The industry buzz is that Warner Bros, the studio attached to the CW drama project Amazon, has hired casting directors Barbara Fiorentino and Danielle Aufiero to kick off a search for the lead in the anticipated and potential pilot pickup.
The breakdown for the role has been released which gives a glimpse into the premise and the central character of the Wonder Woman original story written by Allan Heinberg—which chronicles the female superhero’s life as a young Amazonian, before she becomes a warrior princess with super powers.
While breakdown names the character Diana, the real character name is Iris. “Iris comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted and just as often horrified by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see and things to learn and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.”
The casting search is being done while the script for the project is still being written.
The CW is having its biggest hit in years this fall with a show about a DC superhero, freshman Arrow, so the network’s desire to try to emulate that success with another comic book-inspired franchise is understandable.