Fact: Katee Sackhoff doesn’t need to earn any more nerd cred. The seasoned sci-fi actress’ turn as the hard-drinking, hard-fighting Starbuck on “Battlestar Galactica” inspired devotion in fanboys and feminists alike, but now she appears to have her eye on another television series that will likely be the talk of the comic shop: the recently green-lit “Powers,” based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s popular comic book series.
The actress voiced her excitement over the maturing series in response to a fan, and indicated that she’s chasing a role — presumably that of detective Deena Pilgrim.
“Already met on #powers last year! I love it! I’ve just been waiting for a green light to go after it!” she posted on Twitter.
That green light was indeed bestowed yesterday, according to another tweet by Bendis. Time will tell if Sackhoff is close to winning the role.
In the series, Deena Pilgrim is the skeptical partner of detective Christian Walker. Together the pair investigate homicides in a world where superpowers are relatively common.
Bendis makes sure to emphasize that the project will be, predominantly, a cop show, “with superhero elements to it.” Anyone can see that Sackhoff’s look is spot-on for Deena, but if one thing secures the actress a serious chance at the part, we think it’ll be her prestigious resume.
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