Hurley’s telly hopes dashed after ‘Wonder Woman’ gets the axe

Last Updated: May 14, 2011, 13:24 PM IST

London: Elizabeth Hurley’s villainous role in the new `Wonder Woman` TV pilot is now something the world, presumably, will never see.

US channel NBC has officially given the high-booted project the boot, after the pilot - which Liz had spent months filming - got the thumbs-down from test audiences, reports the Sun.

The model, 45, was set to play the superheroine`s nemesis Veronica Cale.

David E. Kelley had penned a script that updated the comic book classic to have the heroine as a hard-headed businesswoman by day and a baddie botherer by night.

However, U.S. industry magazine Entertainment Weekly says that the show`s completed pilot garnered mixed reviews at test screenings.

It also reports that there were concerns about the character`s updated superhero costume, which had lost the Stars And Stripes and amped up the Greek goddess instead.

Apparently, the wardrobe department even redesigned the gear, but the revamp still didn`t cut the mustard with studio bosses.

Hurley recently revealed she was part of the show by posting on Twitter when she first got the role: ``Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman``.

She added that she will be playing the lead character`s nemesis saying: ``I`ll be playing the evil villain. Can’t wait``.

ANI