Monday, June 20, 2011

FX "Powers" Packs A Punch

According to Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator, with artist Michael Avon Oeming of Image Comics', Eisner Award winning "Powers" comic book series, actress Lucy Punch ("Bad Teacher") has been cast as 'Detective Deena Pilgrim" in the upcoming FX TV pilot adaptation.

Punch joins Charles S. Dutton ("The L Word") as 'Captain Cross', the head of a homicide police department and Jason Patric ("Narc") as 'Detective Christian Walker'.

The "Powers" pilot is 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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