For the longest time we’ve been excited about the news that Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s Powers was getting the television treatment by FX. But like many stupid things Fox does, the cable channel has passed on the series.
The FX adaptation would have starred Jason Patric as Detective Walker, a super-powered hero who lost his powers, and Lucy Punch as Detective Pilgrim, who investigate super-powered crimes together. According to statements made during the Television Critics Association press tour, the series would have had to undergo many reshoots before it would consider airing the program.
“We didn’t pick the pilot of Powers up; we went back and Chick Eglee, who had written it, did a fairly substantial rewrite that would require pretty extensive reshoots of the pilot,” said FX President and GM John Landgraf. “Right now we’re in the process of deciding whether to pull the trigger on the reshoot.”
With that statement, I’m going to guess the final nail has been hammered, and we’ll only see the pilot at a special showing at a comic book convention, just like the network did with Locke & Key last year.