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Katee Sackhoff Pursuing Powers

You haven’t missed the news about Powers, right? Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s comic book series was announced last year for a TV series and officially greenlit by FX on Friday. The story is set in a world of superheroes, following a pair of homicide detectives who are tasked with investigating apparent superhuman-related deaths. One of the cops, Christian Walker, is a former superhero who lost his powers, and the other, Deena Pilgrim, is trying to hide recently developed powers of her own.

It’s a great setup for a police procedural tinged with a bit of the fantastic, which is the direction Bendis has said things are heading in the TV series. One name you know is already pursuing the Pilgrim role: Katee Sackhoff, of Battlestar Galactica fame. She tweeted earlier in the week, before the series got it’s greenlight, “Already met on #powers last year! I love it! I’ve just been waiting for a green light to go after it!”

Coincidental timing, that tweet coming just before the go-ahead was given. Or perhaps she got a heads-up from someone involved in the series? Either way, Sackhoff would be a dynamite fit for the Pilgrim role and the series would be elevated by her presence. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed.


  • Sean Kennedy
  • Tomfitz1

    Oh, I don’t know, Katee Sackhoff’d be as perfect for Deena Pilgrim as she was for Starbuck on BG.

    Besides which, I sorely wish she was pursuing me! ;-)

  • Anonymous

    maybe this will point out my opinion.

    yes. yes. oh. god. yes. please let this happen.

    thank you

  • sean brennan


  • Gora

    I think she’d make a good Deena Pilgrim. I like Brea Grant also, but I don’t think she’s tough enough even though she looks the part.

  • Cover55555

    Love her.

  • Anonymous

    they’d be crazy not to cast her… so great if this happens.

  • J Paine

    And how about Patrick Tranbuem(spelling this wrong, I know) for Walker?
    Got the squint, played The Tick and (animated) Superman (American Express commercial with Seinfeld). If only he could get away from Rules on CBS.

  • Dawnell_do

    That would be a great casting choice.

  • demoncat_4

    figured the moment the show was annouced as a go. actors would not delay in going for roles. and kate would make an interesting Pilgrim.

  • nailsin


  • Zachary J. Morrison

    Patrick Warburton is the guy from Rules of Engagement.

    As for Katee Sackhoff on Powers, that’s a good choice, though Brea Grant looks like Deena Pilgrim from that link I saw… Instead of Warburton, how about someone better looking… Dunno who…