Saturday, January 15, 2011

FX Stretches Their "Powers"

The FX Network's upcoming adaptation of "Powers", based on the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis, continues in script development, with FX president John Landgraf confirming he is "...really excited about what's going on with 'Powers'..."

"Powers" is the creator-owned police procedural comic book series written by Bendis and illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming, published by Image Comics 2000 to 2004. Subsequent volumes, starting in 2004, have been published by Marvel Comics as a part of their Icon publishing imprint.

Set in a world where superpowers are relatively common but not mundane, "Powers" follows the lives of homicide police detectives 'Christian Walker' and 'Deena Pilgrim', devoted to cases that involve people with super 'powers'.

Walker used to be costumed superhero 'Diamond', but became a cop after he lost his abilities. Though stripped of his powers, he still retains his contacts within the superhero community.

"It's really hard I think to adapt a graphic novel into a successful television show," said Landgraf. "I realize they did it with 'The Walking Dead', at least in the first six episodes they had on the air, but there have been very few wholly successful adaptations".

'Powers' is a really different kind of show than 'The Walking Dead'...We're now on our third writer. It's Chic Eglee who worked on 'The Shield''..."

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