Fan favorite Brian Michael Bendis-penned superhero comic 'Powers' had a rocky road to TV, first entering development in 2009 with FX and eventually filming a pilot episode, though the network opted to re-shoot, with updates emerging only every so often. Now, the hero-policing 'Powers' has finally been given the series commitment it deserves, not at FX, but rather as Sony PlayStation's first original drama.
As we brace for the final days of the news onslaught that is the Television Critics Association press tour panel, FX having largely completed its intended presentations, one question remains for superhero fans: just whatever happened to the live-action adaptation of superhero procedural comic 'Powers?' In development since 2009 with a pilot already in the can, is there any hope of seeing the Brian Michael Bendis-produced drama on TV? New updates on 'Powers' from FX president John Landgraf inside!
As much as we love the FX series coming to the cable network in the immediate future, including a fourth season of 'Justified' and upcoming Cold War drama 'The Americans,' the network keeps in limbo one series we've been dying to see forever. A live-action rendition of Brian Michael Bendis' gritty super-powered drama 'Powers' has long been in development, marred by one setback or another, but will the series finally see the light of day? What does the creator have to say?
Charting the development of any TV series is no easy task, but superhero procedural 'Powers' certainly hasn't had an easy time getting off the ground. In spite of having shot a pilot, FX ultimately decided to pass on the series, even as pilot writer Charles Eglee, and comic book ‘Powers’ original creator Brian Michael Bendis insisted the project could move forward. Now, who's saying there still might be hope?
Every so often, we end up regretting one of the more promising pilots that doesn't make it to series, particularly one as close to our hearts as Brian Michael Bendis' superhero procedural 'Powers.' The project was reported to be in development since 2010, but FX passed on the pilot. Who's saying now that the show might still make it to series?