Just when you thought it was safe to claim that a DC super hero was finally getting played by an American actor, the cast for David E. Kelley’s upcoming NBC adaptation of Wonder Woman is getting an almost all British supporting cast. It’s been announced that both Cary Elwes and Elizabeth Hurley have both been cast in the upcoming series, along with The Good Wife’s Pedro Pascal and Cold Case’s Tracie Thoms.
Deadline explains Elwes role in the upcoming series:
Elwes will play Henry Detmer, the acting CEO of Themyscira Industries, who is deeply devoted to Diana. He runs the day-to-day operations of the company and acts like an uncle to Diana, though he could be a possible love interest down the line.
Uncle-slash-love interest? This could be a more dramatic role than we were expecting. Not only are we getting a peek at her alter-ego’s lifestyle, but a recent tweet explained that Elizabeth Hurley has been cast as Wonder Woman’s evil nemesis.
Later, details went on to explain that Hurley will be playing Veronica Cale, a nefarious scientist and business rival to Palicki’s Diana Prince. Adding to that cast, Thoms will be taking on the role of Diana’s personal assistant while Pascal will be playing a local detective and Prince’s police liason.
Looks like more and more of this series is finally coming together. We expect to see more as shooting begins in the coming months.