It seems that NBC decided not to option the new remake of the Wonder Woman TV series. Via The Daily Mail:
Despite months of hype, NBC have declined to option the super hero series by David E. Kelley and Warner Bros. TV. Kelley had penned a script that updated the comic book classic to have the heroine as a hard-headed businesswoman by day and a baddie botherer by night. However, U.S. industry magazine Entertainment Weekly says that the show's completed pilot garnered mixed reviews at test screenings. It also reports that there were concerns about the character's updated superhero costume, which had lost the Stars And Stripes and amped up the Greek goddess instead.
Is anyone shedding tears over this? I must confess: I never really got the concept of Wonder Woman. Sure, it's obviously a feminine counterpart to Superman —and that's fine by me— but I never really saw anything in the character aside of some weird dominatrix fetish out of the Disco era —which was further reinforced by the remake's choice of latex for the new costume.
That doesn't mean I didn't actually watched the original show when I was young, but probably for all the wrong reasons ;)
Maybe the moral of the story is that you can't bring back a pop culture icon that doesn't reflect the Zeitgeist of the times. In this day & age, I just can't buy the idea of a demi-goddess running around the streets fighting crime in THAT outfit. I would rather choose something like this for the costume: [Source]
You could still use the red & blue colors to appease the sensitivities of 'traditionalists' —read jingoists :P
The show producers could have also consulted with Alex Ross and Mark Waid. Their magnum opus Kingdom Come is IMO the best rendition of Wonder Woman you could ever find: a cold detached super-being with a warrior's mentality who looks down upon humans and sees force as the best way to resolve conflicts; it brilliantly interprets DC's unspoken philosophy that the only way to keep the gods' powers in check is by having them learn to appreciate life from a human level.
But hey —I could be wrong. maybe there's some Wonder Woman hardcore fan out there who can make a strong case about why this show deserves air time... anybody?