With a new TV adaptation of Wonder Woman gearing up for production, model-turned-‘actress’ Elizabeth Hurley has tweeted this bit of scoop:

“Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman. I’ll be playing the evil villain. Can’t wait.”

Not sure if fans of the comic book will be quite as thrilled to discover this. Away from cinema and TV screens for almost a decade now, this would appear to be something of a comeback for Hurley, but considering she appeared in the likes of Serving Sara and Bedazzled before her self-enforced semi-retirement, not sure if the phrase ‘comeback’ is appropriate.

Let’s hope she’s killed off in the first episode before executives at NBC go to the unprecedented length of cancelling a series at that stage, purely on the strength (or weakness) of one of its supporting players.