Back when David E. Kelley was working on his Wonder Woman pilot we got a hold of the script and learned about a scene that would soon become infamous.
Kelley wrote a sleepover scene in which Diana put on her PJs, gorged on ice cream and had a heart to heart with her best friend, Myndi.
It wasn’t a scene that pleased her long-standing comic book fans too much.
So as details start to break regarding a new Wonder Woman show, with different creatives, for a different network, the last thing you’d expect is another controversial “ice cream” scene.
Well… Er… I don’t really know how to break this to the internet.
A few friends of Bleeding Cool, including Wonder Woman TV, have their hands on audition sides for the show. These pages detail two scenes that the candidate actresses will be asked to perform when they come in to test.
One of the scenes is completely and totally about ice cream, and how amazing it is.
This was hinted at in the official blurb, but it seems to be an entire scene of the pilot script: when Diana first tastes ice cream, it blows her mind.
You know, personally, I can kind of swing with this. Evil forces conspired to keep ice cream out of my life for a few months and when I got back to it, the ensuing emotional explosion was quite like something from an American TV drama.
So, by episode four we can expect Diana to weigh 250 pounds, right? I mean, you’ve got to follow your concepts through, and if she’s really this into ice cream…
The other scene takes place on Diana’s home island, and reveals an early encounter with Steve Trevor, the pilot who lands there and makes her aware of the larger world beyond her shores. It’s a kind of interrogation scene, with Diana once again getting her mind mashed in by crazy details of those odd off-island people and what they get up to.
There’s apparently little joshing about her tying him to a chair, and the scene appears to be written with an eye on stirring up sexual chemistry between the characters – just a little.
It seems that Amazon will go ahead if Warner Bros. TV and the CW are confident they’ve found the right girl – tall, handy with a lasso, really loves ice cream and not scared of flying. Could it be you?