Before there was a blockbuster franchise that permanently changed how people envisioned the superhero, there was the television series Wonder Woman starring Lynda Carter (Supergirl). And now, the original series is available to stream on HBO Max in anticipation of Wonder Woman 1984 debuting this Friday, via Entertainment Weekly.
Only two days away from its premiere, Wonder Woman 1984 will be streaming Christmas day on HBO Max. Starring Gal Gadot (Justice League) in the titular role and directed by Patty Jenkins (The Killing), the first film in the series broke down barriers in 2017 when it depicted women warriors taking the lead and saving the day. But, nothing quite compares to the impact the original Wonder Woman series had, now streaming on HBO Max.
Starring Carter as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, experience what became a revolution within popular culture when the series premiered in 1975 and ran through 1979. Containing four seasons, it became a smash hit along with Carter becoming a star. Portraying a hard hitting, tough, woman action hero was a revolutionary thing at the time, and Carter’s portrayal paved the way for all the female action heroes to come.
Along with Carter the series also starred Lyle Waggoner(The Carol Burnett Show) as Steve Trevor. The first season took place in the 1940s and was titled The New, Original Wonder Woman, airing on ABC. The subsequent seasons moved to CBS with the new added title The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, taking place in the 70s. A total of 60 episodes, they’re all available to stream including the original pilot.
Carter is said to be making a small cameo in the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 film in a nod to the franchise’s origins. Posting on Twitter in honor of HBO Max launching the original series, Carter also promoted the upcoming film. See her full tweet below:
I am excited to share that Wonder Woman: The Complete Series is now streaming on @HBOMax, alongside @PattyJenks‘ and @GalGadot‘s Wonder Woman, and soon #WW1984! Tell me about your favorite on-screen Wonder Woman moments in the comments 💫💫💫 pic.twitter.com/EycErpyT3e
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) December 23, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 will see Gadot reprise her role as Diana Prince along with starring Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids). The 2017 film Wonder Woman is also available to stream right now on HBO Max.