With FX riding a hot streak thanks to the success of "Sons of Anarchy" and "American Horror Story," it was widely expected that a series pickup for "Powers" was immanent. However, "Powers" is not going forward… at least not yet.
According to Deadline, FX has decided to retool and reshoot part of the "Powers" pilot; which will keep it alive in development. At the same time, FX passed on another series called "Outlaw Country," which was also retooled with reshoots before it was ultimately rejected by the network.
"Powers" co-creator, Brian Michael Bendis elaborated upon the news via his twitter account while adding some positive comments.
"In regard to 'Powers' tv: the pilot was crazy expensive and very lovely and shows incredible potential for a long series," wrote Bendis. "The reshoots are planned for January and are all about tone and clarity. I am very proud of the pilot, as is [Michael Oeming]. Stay tuned."
Bendis later added, "Network spending more [money] on 'Powers' is good. They did the same to the 'Sons of Anarchy' pilot. FX sees pilots [differently] then [regular] networks."
The "Powers" comic book debuted in 2000, with Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming collaborating to create a crime series set within a world in which superheroes and supervillains exist. The comic primarily follows Detective Christian Walker, a former superhero who has reinvented himself as a homicide investigator for the "Powers" division.
In the "Powers" pilot, Walker is portrayed by Jason Patric, with Lucy Punch as Walker's partner, Deena Pilgrim. Charles S. Dutton co-stars as Captain Cross, with Bailee Madison as Calista, Vinnie Jones as Johnny Royale and the T-mobile girl, Carly Foulkes as Retro Girl. The pilot was directed by Michael Dinner from a script by former "Walking Dead" executive producer, Charles H. Eglee.
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