January 15, 2011
The FX Network's upcoming adaptation of "Powers", based on the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis, continues
in script development, with FX president John Landgraf confirming he is "...really excited about what's going on with 'Powers'..."
is the creator-owned police procedural comic book series written
by Bendis and illiustrated by Michael Avon Oeming, published by Image Comics 2000 to 2004. Subsequent volumes, starting in
2004, have been published by Marvel Comics as a part of their Icon publishing imprint. Set in a world where superpowers are relatively common but not mundane,
"Powers" follows the lives of homicide police detectives 'Christian Walker' and 'Deena Pilgrim', devoted to cases that involve people
with super 'powers'.
Walker used to be costumed
superhero 'Diamond', but became a cop after he lost his abilities. Though stripped of his powers, he still retains his contacts
within the superhero community.
"It's really hard I think to adapt a graphic novel into a successful television
show," said Landgraf. "I realize they did it with 'The Walking Dead', at least in the first six episodes they had on the air, but there
have been very few wholly successful adaptations".
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