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First Look At Jason Patric As Christian Walker In FX’s Powers

The Chicago Sun-Times has the first look at Jason Patric as Det. Christian Walker in Powers, FX’s adaptation of the acclaimed superhero police procedural by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. The newspaper also has word from Executive Producer Charles “Chic” Eglee that the pilot will air in summer 2012 if the full series is ordered.

Now filming in Chicago, Powers follows Walker and his new partner Deena Pilgrim (Lucy Punch), homicide detectives in the Powers division assigned to investigate crimes involving people with superhuman abilities. The pilot also stars Charles S. Dutton as Captain Cross, Bailee Madison as Calista, Titus Welliver as Triphammer, Alona Tal as Zora, and Carly Foulkes as Retro Girl, the popular superheroine whose murder leads to Walker and Pilgrim’s partnership.

Eglee, a veteran writer and producer whose resume includes The Shield, Dexter and The Walking Dead, says the TV series won’t merely retell stories from the acclaimed comic. The show could, for example, devote an entire season to exploring an arc that originally was only six issues.

He also describes Powers as “a mashup of genres — like, if you took Se7en and smushed it with The Dark Knight.”


  • Leewan17

    looks good, still bummed kyle chandler isn’t in this role, but I’m not judging

  • demoncat_4

    interesting choice to play walkers. hope the series happens next year .

  • stealthwise

    Se7en with the Dark Knight would be like a grim and gritty sandwich coated in a heavy slop of noir.

  • Jacob

    Wait, Se7en wasn’t a Batman movie?

  • Anonymous

    Patric kicks ass. this show has a shot

  • Lead_sharp

     “a mashup of genres — like, if you took Se7en and smushed it withThe Dark Knight.” yeeeaaah…

    You see Powers is more The Shield and Kick Ass with super powers. What he’s talking about is dirty thriller and polished thriller, and that just kinda gives you rough thriller. And if you presented me with that picture I would never in a million years have thought ‘Ooooh Walker’. 

    This is going to be one of those shows where we don’t see anything ‘super’ because the studio is scared to put money into it. It killed Heroes, No Ordinary Family, so on and so forth it’ll kill this. 

  • Comics

    Over the years doing research, I discovered that the very first comic has been published above a century ago during 1895. This had been Hogan’s Alley. Besides that, comic book received its name from the reference that was made in a comic strip during 1897. It was at this time when the first usage of bubble speech enabled the characters to have their own voice. A book called The Yellow Kid in McFadden’s Flats had a main character named Yellow Kid, which was acknowledged with the term and this has stuck since then.