Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain novel trilogy and comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics is getting an extended life as The Strain jumps off the comic page an onto the small screen from FX.
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.
According to Brian Michael Bendis, Carly Foulkes has been cast as Retro Girl in the upcoming FX network’s adaptation of Powers. Last week we learned Michael Patric and Lucy Punch were hired as the leads, and now that we have Retro Girl the show can move forward with its shooting schedule.
If you aren’t familiar with the show, Retro Girl doesn’t live for very long…
We’ve seen the cast build up for the FX pilot of Powers, and today we learn that Jason Patric has been tapped to play Detective Christian Walker, the hero turned detective with a secret past.
Charles H. Eglee, Michael Dinner, David Engel and Bendis are executive producing for Sony Pictures TV and FX Prods. Filming is slated for mid-summer in Chicago. If Powers goes to series, it will mark Patric’s first regular series gig.
I really hope audience’s interest in cop dramas will push this pilot into a full series. Of course the pilot needs to be really good, so here’s hoping.
And yes, Jason Patric did play Michael in The Lost Boys (1987).
When FX being shooting its adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis/Michael Avon Oeming’s Powers series, Lucy Punch will be up front and center as Deena Pilgrim.
Filming is slated for mid-summer in Chicago. This marks a return to series television for the British-born Punch, whose first major U.S. role was on the CBS comedy The Class.
Yup. I’m ready to see this.
FX is currently working on a pilot for Powers, the Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming series focusing on Christian Walker and his investigations on crimes involving superheroes. The network has announced (and many sources have picked up on) that Bailee Madison will play the young Calista, “an otherworldly young girl raised by her stepdad Eagle, a man with powers. When Eagle’s wife is murdered and he goes on the lam, Calista comes to stay with Walker and develops a bond with him.”
I really like that FX is getting involved with this project. If they do Powers like they did The Shield and Rescue Me, I think the show will be a huge hit for the network.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Roc star Charles S. Dutton has been cast in the FX adaptation of Powers, based on the Brian Michael Bendis comic. Dutton will play Captain Cross, the head of the homicide police department where central characters Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim work to investigate crimes involving superpowered people.
The Adam Reed action/comedy show Archer has been picked up for a six episode run on the FX Channel.Â Archer follows ISIS, an international spy agency, where the employees cause more havoc than getting any training done.
There’s some NSFW material in the video (bad language), so beware if your speakers are cranked up in the office.
“It is a smart, adult comedy,” said Nick Grad, executive vp original programming at FX. “It clearly fits the FX brand, and we believe it will find support from the fans of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’ “
No date has been set for the six ep debut.
Or – “I Think We Can Be Certain It’s Not Really Final…”
I started to try and write a big clever open, but y’know what?Â
RACCOON WITH A HEAVY MACHINE GUN!!!!!
How am I s’pose to top that?
Or – “F! X!Â No Static At ALLLLLL…”
Back in the early 80′s, when I started reading comics heavily, I would buy anything drawn by George Perez or John Byrne.Â At that time, Perez was working pretty much exclusively for DC, and Byrne was Marvel’s Golden Boy, which I contend led to my current love for and roughly encyclopedic knowledge of both universes.Â In recent years, though, work by either of them is becoming harder and harder to find, especially on a monthly basis.Â I don’t know if it was the familiarity of John’s art that drew me to this title, or the fact that the trade dress is designed to evoke the comics of my youth, but I immediately wanted to read FX when I saw it in the Previews catalog.Â Was it worth the wait?