Titus Welliver Joins FX's New TV Series POWERS
The Good Wife actor is the latest casting addition to the FX Network series, based on the Eisner Award winning comic book series Powers by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
The series follows Detective Christian Walker, who was once a hero who has since lost his extraordinary abilities. As he and his partner, Deena Pilgrim, investigate crimes, they uncover the seedy underbelly of the caped set, such as a Superman like character being a sex fiend. The title is creator owned by artist Michael Avon Oeming and writer Brian Michael Bendis, who is widely known for his work in the mainstream Marvel Universe. The pilot will be produced by Sony and F/X with Karen Barragan (Rescue Me) on to co-produce. Justified's Michael Dinner is expected to direct a script written by Charles Eglee (Dexter; The Walking Dead) who will both serve as executive producers as well.
Welliver joins as Triphammer, described "a genius and a narcissist," and a mixture of Steve Jobs and Donald Trump. Triphammer is said to be a genius in his own right who has invented technology capable of giving or taking away super powers. It's reported that if the pilot is picked up by the network that the role will recurring.
Titus Welliver previously played the Man in Black in the final season of the acclaimed series Lost, and also appeared in FX's other series Sons of Anarchy as Jimmy O.
Powers is set to star Jason Patric as Detective Walker, Lucy Punch as Detective Pilgrim, Bailey Madison as Calista and Charles S. Dutton as the head of a homicide police precinct where detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim work. Carly Foulkes has landed the role of Retro Girl in the show.