Young Actress Bailee Madison Cast as Calista in FX's POWERS TV Series
Bailee Madison has cast as the character Calista in the the FX Network adaption of the Eisner Award winning Image Comics' Powers series.
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.
Madison's role is described as an otherworldly young girl raised by her stepdad Eagle, a man with powers. When her mother is killed and Eagle goes on the run, Calista comes to stay with Detective Walker and eventually develops a bond with him. The young actress' recent role was in the Adam Sandler film Just Go With It.
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. F/X network president John Landgraf hopes to begin production somewhere between late May and early July (TVLine)
For more on Bendis' thoughts on Powers, read Pietro's interview with him from C2E2.