‘Powers’ TV Pilot Gets The Green Light

We’ve been hearing about a “Powers” television series based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s popular comic book series for more than two years now, with the most recent report indicating that a former member of “The Walking Dead” team had joined the project. There’s been little in the way of news since then, but now we have another big update.

Bendis recently confirmed on Twitter that the series was picked up and greenlit for a pilot by FX. The Hollywood Reporter further confirms that “The Walking Dead” castoff Charles Eglee will serve as executive producer alongside Bendis, Oeming, Michael Dinner, David Engel, and “The Walking Dead” production company Circle of Confusion.

The report also seems to indicate that Kevin Falls, who was attached to adapt the comic “at one point,” is no longer involved.

For those who haven’t been following along at home, “Powers” follows a pair of homicide detectives who are charged with investigating deadly crimes committed by superbeings. The two detectives each bring their own unique experiences with powers to the job.

One of the detectives, Christian Walker, is a former superhero who turned to police work after losing his abilities, though he still maintains active contact with his former colleagues. Working alongside him is Deena Pilgrim, a tough cop who’s skeptical of all things super-powered.

Bendis previously described the “Powers” pitch to MTV News as “a cop show with superhero elements to it, not a superhero show with other elements to it.” It seems like a good plan, couching comics-style themes around the familiar confines of a police procedural — especially with a creative mind like Bendis’ steering the ship.

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