Will POWERS be the next Walking Dead? FX has ordered a pilot for the long-optioned comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Micheal Avon Oeming about detectives who specialize in cases involving superpowered beings. The script is by Charles H. Eglee and Michael Dinner will direct — shooting begins in the spring.
The comic started out at Inage but is currently part of Marvel’s Icon line.
While several recent superhero TV shows have fared badly — The Cape was more of a capelet — Powers has the advantage of great characters — detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim — set in a coherent world. It could just work out.
Another Bendis project, Alias, is currently being developed as AKA Jessica Jones for ABC.
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