‘Powers’ was shaping up to be one of the most anticipated new comic book based TV series on the horizon, but just like another highly anticipated comic book adaptation (Wonder Woman), the network has decided that the pilot for the series is just not good enough to warrant picking up the show.
They had a solid cast with Jason Patric as Christian Walker and Lucy Punch as Deena Pilgrim, but even a strong cast couldn’t save the show. At the recent Television Critics Association , FX Networks President John Landgraf announced that they had passed on the show based on how it currently looks.
“We didn’t pick the pilot of ‘Powers’ up,” said Landgraf, according to Collider. “We went back and Chuck Eglee, who had written that, did a fairly substantial rewrite that would require pretty extensive re-shoots of the pilot. Right now, we’re in the process of deciding whether to pull the trigger on that re-shoot.”
Bendis is still holding out hope for the show, here’s what he said on Twitter about it:
“Still in limbo is not the end of the world,” he wrote. “Never pity a guy with a TV deal. Lots of smart people working on it right now. Stay tuned.”