Monday, August 1, 2011

Shows you'll never see: David E Kelley's Wonder Woman

Poor old David E Kelley. He’s not a comic book guy. He knows he’s not a comic book guy. He probably sees himself as more of a small-screen Douglas Sirk.

So what does he do when his agent scores him a gig running a superhero TV show? He does his research. He asks people what the best superhero books ever are.

‘Read the Frank Miller Batman stories’, his friends tell him. ‘Take a look at the Millar/Hitch run on The Ultimates. Check out Judge Dredd. And most of all make sure you live and breathe Watchmen. ‘

And sure enough, Dave did.