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Powers Comic Gets Pilot Order

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Cable networks looking to build more original works are going to be looking at the comics world a lot more after what happened with The Walking Dead and one of those that fits in ideally is the Powers series by Brian Michael Bendis. The title, originally at Image before moving to the Icon part of Marvel Comics, has had three series to date since it started in 200 and has continually grown and gained fans over the years and this move will only make that happen more.  Deadline Hollywood is reporting that FX has picked up a pilot order for Powers with Charles H. Eglee writing it and directed by Michael Dinner. The pilot will move quickly as a spring shoot is planned so casting will happen fast. There are, as Deadline notes, some amusing similarities with Powers and Walking Dead as Eglee was an executive producer on Walking Dead before leaving at the end of the first season andthe production company Circle of Confusion is also attached to Powers.

Comic plot summary:

Powers is set in a world where superpowers are relatively common but not mundane. It follows the lives of two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, police officers in a Homicide department devoted to cases that involve “powers” (people with superpowers). Walker himself used to be a costumed superhero named Diamond, but became a police officer after he lost his abilities. Though stripped of his powers, he still retains his contacts within the superhero community, even becoming engaged to an ex-colleague, who is later killed. In later issues, Walker is offered the chance to become the world’s latest secret Guardian as part of The Millennium Guard, a secret group of intergalactic guardians, accepting the responsibility and the powers that come with it.

Deena Pilgrim, his partner, is also hiding at least one troubling secret. She contracted superpowers during a fight with an underworld thug named the Bug, an event which she kept under wraps. As a result of this, she unintentionally kills her abusive boyfriend in self-defense, and hides the evidence, although coming under investigation by Internal Affairs. However after a series of events involving Retro Girl going undercover, Triphammer cures Deena and she is no longer under the scrutiny of I.A

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