Premiere Hollywood is reporting that Brian Michael Bendis’ superhero cop story “Powers” is still happening at FX. In an interview with John Landgrag, FX’s President and General Manager, FX is said to have hired a new writer to work with Bendis in bringing his comic book thriller to TV.
“We have a new writer who came in and who’s working with Brian Bendis,” Landgraf confirmed.
“He’s a really, really good writer who got really excited about the project. He came in, and they pitched us a new take. Because part of what you’re trying to do with ‘Powers’…and I think I said this to you when I talked to you before…is that you have a great property, a really robust property, but it has to be adapted to become a weekly television series. So you’re asking yourself the question, ‘What stays and what goes?’ For example, the Retro Girl murder story: should that whole story be told in the pilot, or do we introduce it and tell it later? But the new writer and Brian have got a good take on it. They came in about two months ago and pitched what they were doing, and it was great.”
Unfortunately, Landgraf was unable to name the writer, but he assures us that when he’s able to, he will be in touch.
“Powers” is currently in drafting stages and it’s unsure when it will come to the small screen. But at least it’s still actively being worked on which is always a good sign. Powers is set in a world where super powers have been deemed illegal. The story follows former superhero Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, police officers in a Homicide department devoted to cases that involve “powers” (people with superpowers).”