"The Walking Dead" is off the airwaves until Season Two premieres next year, but it might not be long before we hear about a new comic book television series.
Vulture reports that Charles H. "Chic" Eglee, rumored to have been fired from the staff of "The Walking Dead," is in discussions with FX and Sony Pictures Television to become a writer and executive producer on "Powers," a new series based on the comic books created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
Bendis confirmed the scoop on Twitter, saying: "OK, I rarely do this, but the Powers TV rumor that hit the net today... confirmed as fact!"
Eglee is a seasoned veteran on the television circuit, serving as an executive producer on "The Shield" and a showrunner on "Dexter" for two seasons. Other credits include "NYPD Blue," "Murder One" and "Dark Angel." Because of his work on "The Shield," Eglee is already a very familiar quantity to network executives at FX.
Most recently, Eglee served as an executive producer and writer on "The Walking Dead," but rumors floated around last week that he had been fired as part of a mass-purging of the show's writers room. Executive producers Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd have denied the story, and Vulture adds that Eglee has been circling "Powers" for months, indicating that his departure from "Walking Dead" was not a sudden decision. (Vulture has more on the rumored "Walking Dead" firings, indicating that some of the departing writers wished to remain on the show.)
"Powers" focuses on homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, partners who work together to investigate cases related to people with superpowers. In addition to Eglee, "Journeyman" showrunner Kevin Falls is reportedly working on "Powers" as a writer.
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