FIRST LOOK: Jason Patric as Detective Walker in FX's New Series POWERS
Published: August 12, 2011 - 12:50am
The pilot episode for the FX Network series, based on the Eisner Award winning Image Comics' Powers series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, is currently filming in Chicago, Illinois.
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.
Powers stars 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, which will air on the FX network later this year.