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NYCC | Bendis confirms Powers TV series headed to FX

"Powers," by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming

"Powers," by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming

We typically leave Hollywood news to CBR’s “Comics Reel,” but this tidbit seems worth including in our coverage of New York Comic Con: Writer Brian Michael Bendis has confirmed that the Powers television series is in active development as a pilot for FX.

Bendis had teased in September that the adaptation might be bound for the cable network, home to such dramas as The Shield, Rescue Me and Damages.

“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,” Bendis told MTV’s Splash Page today. “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.”

Created by Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, Powers was published by Image Comics from 2000 until the creators moved the superhero police procedural to Marvel’s Icon imprint in 2004. The series previously had been optioned as a movie by Sony Pictures.



It’s sticky under my desk.

wait… an orgy scene Bendis is NOT interested in? IS THERE SUCH A THING???

Awesome! Here’s hoping it’s a good adaption…

I’m guessing it’s going to be live-action, but I would have liked to see it as a animated show too.

a Live-action series based on??? awesome beyond all possible need and expectation!!!!!!
here’s hoping it doesnt get treated with the same disrespect as something like “Ultra”…

Kristen Bell for Deena Pilgrim.

Bob the Monkey

July 28, 2009 at 6:04 pm

This has the potential to either be the most awesome thing ever or the suckiest thing ever.


Another season and still nothing. Been what, a year and a half since this was written? Seeing, what looks like a crappy show like The Cape picked up for next season, and still not a damn peep from FX about Powers is really disappointing.

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