'Powers' Greenlit for FX pilot
According to Entertainment Weekly, the police procedural /superhero comic book series Powers has been greenlit as a pilot by the FX cable channel.
Created and owned by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming, Powers owes as much or more to series such as HOMICIDE: A LIFE ON THE STREET and other investigative TV shows and movies as it does to conventional superhero comics.
The main characters are the brawny Christian Walker, a Homicide detective for the division of a large city’s police department that deals with crimes that involve superhumans and his partner Deena Pilgrim, a female officer with an cynical and out-spoken, outrageous personality.
Walker is a former Power, once known as Diamond, who has lost his superhuman abilities. He is (or was) possibly immortal, and could be as old as the human race—but he really can’t remember his past in any great detail. Pilgrim has secrets of her own and chooses not to reveal much of her past.
TV Veteran Charles Eglee (DARK ANGEL, THE SHIELD) wrote the pilot script, and his credits suggest he understands both the superhuman and police investigation needs of the property.
Although drawn in a loose style that intentionally suggests Warner Brother’s Bruce Timm-influenced animation style, the comic book’s subject matter is gritty and adult-oriented.
Beginning in 2000, Powers was originally published by Image Comics, and in more recent years by Marvel’s Icon Comics.