Sneak Peek: Powers

Published on August 16th, 2011

Courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times, we get 0ur first look at Christian Walker in FX’s  Powers pilot. Despite not necessarily being me first choice, Patric definitely looks the part.

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The article mainly focuses on the show filming in Chicago and how it incorporated the city as a character. We do gleam a few interesting anecdotes and information. If the series is picked up it, which it’s looking very possible, it will air next June. When describing the show executive producer and writer Chic Eglee called it, “a mashup of genres — like, if you took ‘Se7en’ and smushed it with ‘The Dark Knight.”

When talking to reporters last week at the Television Critics Association,  FX President John Landgraf thinks, “The superhero genre is ripe for reinvention,”“Everything television has ever done in that genre is the equivalent of [a 7 or 8] o’clock show — light, breezy [and] special effects-oriented. I’m not saying that ‘Powers’ isn’t fun, but it aspires to be a serious drama, and it’s fascinating to me to try to reshape and reinvent familiar genres.”

It definitely appears that FX is trying something new with Powers, and I hope it succeeds. I look forward to seeing Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming superhero crime series brought to life. Powers stars Jason Patric as Christian Walker, Lucy Punch as Deena Pilgrim, the cast also includes Carly Foulkes, Alona Tal,  Titus Welliver, Charles S. Dutton, and Bailee Madison.

Matt Todd
Matthew@comicimpact.com