Wonder Woman has proven to be an unstoppable force at the box office these last eight weeks (the film "just crossed over Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to become the 2nd highest grossing film of the year so far," as 2 or 3 Things I Know About Film's Jack Moulton noted on Monday), and the film’s director, Patty Jenkins, and co-star Chris Pine will reteam for a six-part TNT drama miniseries called One Day She’ll Darken before production begins on Wonder Woman 2. Jenkins has agreed to direct the pilot and has the option to sign on for further episodes.
Jenkins' husband, Sam Sheridan, author of A Fighter’s Heart and The Disaster Diaries, will write the series, which is inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel. Hodel was given away by her teenage birth mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in 1949 and whose pursuit of her birth mother led to disturbing revelations about her grandfather, Dr. George Hodel, a Hollywood gynecologist with ties to the murder of Elizabeth Short, the infamous Black Dahlia.
The casting for Hodel herself has yet to be announced, but reports indicate Pine will play Jay Singletary, a reporter who found his career in shambles after reporting on Hodel's misdeeds. The role will mark the first time Pine headlined an ongoing series. Prior to Wonder Woman's success, he received some of the best reviews of his career for David McKenzie's crime-drama Hell or High Water. Jenkins is comfortable in true-crime territory, having directed Charlize Theron to Academy Award-winning glory in 2003's Monster to great acclaim.
Jenkins, Sheridan, Pine, and Michael Sugar plan to serve as the project's executive producers. An official release date is unknown at this time, but plans are to shoot the show this fall.