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David E. Kelley: 'Wonder Woman' Reboot Had 'Mistakes'

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David E. Kelley is well aware of the problems with his "Wonder Woman" reboot that went to pilot at NBC. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kelley admitted his mistakes, but says he would do it again if he could.

"We made mistakes with ours," he said. "My only regret is we were never given a chance to correct them. We had a lot that was right about it and a great cast. In time, we could have fixed what we had done wrong, we just didn't get that chance."

Kelley said because of production speed, the NBC show's special effects weren't up to par. Plus, there was the whole superhero angle, a genre Kelley isn't familiar with. "I'm sad we didn't get to do it but I do believe it can work for The CW. They're smart to try it."

The CW is currently working on a project titled "Amazon," written by former "Wonder Woman" comic scribe Allan Heinberg. The series follows a warrior named Diana, a newcomer to the modern world who's fascinated by our way of life. If "Amazon" makes it to series, it will be the first show about Wonder Woman since the 1970s series that made its star, Lynda Carter, a household name.

“I am delighted to hear this news," Carter said in a statement about "Amazon". "Wonder Woman is a fantastic, inspirational character who should be introduced to a new generation. I wish them great luck and look forward to seeing it on air."

NBC's failed pilot starred "Friday Night Lights" veteran Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman. "I'm incredibly proud of that project," she told CraveOnline. "I was so grateful to get to play Wonder Woman. That was a childhood dream of mine and I’m proud of the outcome. I do wish it would have gone to series but everything happens for a reason. Looking at it as a positive, I got to work with some amazing actors, [an] amazing writer and I got to wear the outfit. It was not comfortable but it was totally worth it."

Kelley said he would take another shot at bringing the Amazon princess back to TV if The CW project fails to launch.

"I would. It's different for me, it's a genre that I have a lot to learn about," he told THR. "At this point in your life, everybody should do something that they're scared of; I was a little scared of it, I remain a little scared of it and be happy to wade into the fear again."

Click over to THR to read more from Kelley about his "Wonder Woman" pilot.

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