Good news from the producer and head writer of Powers, Charles Eglee, as well as creator Brian Michael Bendis – Powers for TV is still not dead at FX.
Eglee appeared in the Nerdist Writers Panel in recent months and assured that the project is “actively moving forward.” He also talked a bit about what one could expect from the first season of a Powers TV show.
“For those of you who know the comic at all, there’s an installment called ‘Who Killed Retro Girl?’ and it just seemed to me that rather than wrap that up in a one-hour pilot, the thing to do was really let that be a whole season — the 13 episodes. Treat it as one murder investigation with weekly stories, self-contained narratives in each episode. But the big event — sort of like ‘Murder One’ really — was solving that crime and using that to develop our characters and dramatize the world,” he explained. “We’re not really hinging the show on the solving of that particular crime,” Eglee continued. “It’s really about Christian Walker’s journey. This guy is…sort of ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth.’ He was this Olympian god who had powers and was immortal, and he sort of got thrown out. And now, here he is walking the earth with mere mortals and trying to put it together.”
Bendis yesterday posted on Tumblr that the project is still alive. “Based on the pilot the network ordered a handful of new scripts for new episodes and the writers should be handing them in soon,” he says. “It’s slow and steady but we are still alive.”