Superhero fans everywhere are getting a pretty big present this holiday season. On Christmas Day, Wonder Woman 1984 will simultaneously debut in both theaters and on HBO Max. But that’s not the only gift subscribers will receive from Diana Prince. The streaming site has announced it has added Lynda Carter’s 1970s Wonder Woman TV series to its library.
The timing might be related to Patty Jenkins’ highly-anticipated sequel. But for fans it’s a long overdue addition to the service of a beloved version of the character.
Starting today, December 23, HBO Max users can watch the classic Lynda Carter Wonder Woman series on the site. The show, which ran for three seasons—the first on ABC, the next two on CBS—from 1975 to 1979, was the first successful attempt to bring Diana Prince to the screen. (A very different 1974 pilot, for a totally separate project starring Cathy Lee Crosby, was never picked up.) For some fans, even those who love Gal Gadot in the role of Diana Prince, Lynda Carter will always be the definitive Wonder Woman. Now a whole new generation will be able to find out why.
If you’re unfamiliar with the classic series, HBO Max and Warner Bros. shared a synopsis:
“Based on William Moulton Marston’s comic book character known to millions of fans throughout the world, beautiful Amazonian princess Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) travels to 1940s America disguised as Diana Prince, assistant to the handsome but trouble-prone Major Steve Trevor (Lyle Waggoner). Using her golden belt that imbues her with astonishing strength, her bullet-deflecting bracelets, a golden lasso that dispels dishonesty and an invisible supersonic plane, Wonder Woman bravely fights for peace and leads with compassion.”
HBO Max recently announced it would debut all of Warner Bros’ 2021 releases. It remains to be seen if that will actually happen. But one thing we know for sure is that Wonder Woman 1984 will be released there. It could prove huge for the service, which is looking to increase its subscriber base. But you don’t need to use the lasso of truth to learn that Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman will draw in viewers all by herself.
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