'Who' Breaks records, Syfy to air 'Continuum' & 'Sinbad' & 'Wonder Woman' coming to the CW?
Once again, Doctor Who broke records over at the cable net BBC America. The seventh season opener, Asylum of the Daleks, became the most watched episode date, attracting some 1.5 million viewers, surpassing the series previous season opener, The Impossible Astronaut, which broke a record last years at 1.2 million.
Just after Syfy acquired the Canadian based time travel series Continuum, which co-stars Judas Kiss actor Richard Harmon, the cable net announced they have also picked up the BBC Worldwide/Sky 1 series Sinbad, which stars newcomer Elliot Knight and former Lost actor Naveen Andrews. Sinbad will begin airing in April, while Continuum has yet to be scheduled.
DC’s Wonder Woman has had a long and winding history since CBS aired the Linda Carter version back in the 1970s. There have been so many fits and starts with the legendary Amazon over the last thirty years that each time someone announces a new version is coming, you all have to take it in stride. While Joss Whedon would still love to do a movie version, his commitment to The Avengers and the TV series version of S.H.I.E.L.D will keep him busy through 2015. This latest version is being developed over at the CW with Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy, The O.C., Young Avengers) writing the script, though no pilot has been officially ordered. The story will chronicle her early years as “a young, budding superhero, rather than a fully formed defender of liberty.” Much like Smallville, the idea is this could focus solely on Diana. This seems on par with what the mini network has done to other superhero franchise, breaking them down into smaller components to fit a limited budget this smaller network has, plus they also have a tendency to take liberties with them, less we forget the “no tights, no flights” rule that went with after mentioned Smallville; they’ll also be taking the “super” out of superhero for the upcoming Arrow series.