FX Developing Superhero TV Show


Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis revealed at The New York Comic Con yesterday that cable channel FX is moving ahead with the development of a TV show, first announced last year, based on Powers, his creator owned comic co-created with artist Michael Avon Oeming.

Described as a police procedural set in a world where superpowers are common, the comic revolves around two detectives who investigate crimes involving “powers”. One of the cops used to be a superhero before losing his powers, and both of them have secrets.

Bendis said: “Powers is in active development as a pilot at FX. I just handed in a draft to the network and we’re getting our notes from the network as soon as this thing is over.

“So next week I’ll get the notes, and as long as they don’t involve sock puppets and some sort of orgy scene that I’m not interested in, then hopefully it will go in the right direction.

“But they’re a very smart network. It seems like the right place for it to be.”

Powers has been running as a comic series since 2000. It was optioned for a feature film in 2001 but a suitable script was never completed.

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