We’ve been interested in the development of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming‘s Powers into an drama series for FX since it was announced back in February. So far, the only substantial news that’s come out about is the casting of Charles S. Dutton as head of the homicide department that the series main characters, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim work in. The two detectives navigate the extra tricky lives of cops in a world of super powered heroes. Walker is a former superhero who became a policeman after his powers were taken away, and though he maintains ties to that community, keeps his former status a secret from his coworkers.
Deena has recently gotten superpowers, but is also trying to keep her status a secret, because the first time she used them she accidentally killed her abusive boyfriend and covered up the evidence. What’s more, Deena has now been cast.
Lucy Punch, who you might remember best as playing the chick who played Juliet and died early in Hot Fuzz, is slated to play Deena in the pilot, which will be filming this summer. The pilot was written by Charles H. Eglee, whose written for Dexter, The Walking Dead, and The Shield, and Bendis is co-producing, so we have high hopes for the series if it manages to get greenlit for a full season.
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