Sunday, May 08, 2011

FX Flexes Their "Powers"

Actor Charles S. Dutton ("The L Word") has been cast in FX's "Powers," a TV pilot adaptation of the comic book series, first published in 2000 for Image Comics, by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrator Michael Avon Oeming.

Dutton will play 'Captain Cross', the head of a homicide police department.

The pilot is being produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions, written by Charles H. Eglee ("The Walking Dead") and directed by Michael Dinner ("Justified").

The first volume of "Powers" ran from 2000 to 2004. Subsequent volumes, beginning in 2004 were published by Marvel Comics as part of their Icon publishing imprint.

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

"Walker used to be the costumed vigilante 'Diamond', but became a cop after he lost his abilities. Though stripped of his powers, he still retains his contacts within the superhero community, becoming engaged to an ex-colleague, who is later killed.

"'Deena Pilgrim' contracted her superpowers during a fight with an underworld thug named the 'Bug'. As a result of this, she unintentionally kills her abusive boyfriend in self-defense, then hides the evidence, after coming under investigation by 'Internal Affairs'..."

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