Kyle Chandler Being Courted For Role in FX’s Adaptation of Powers


According to, actor Kyle Chandler is being courted for FX’s pilot of Powers, which is based on the Marvel/Icon comic series of the same name by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. They don’t mention what role they are interested in him for, but I would imagine that it is that of the male protagonist, Christian Walker.

However, it should be noted that Chandler has not committed to Powers and will not make a decision until he reads the new script.

According to Deadline, the pilot is slated to undergo a rewrite, which is now expected to incorporate notes from Chandler.

Charles Eglee (The Walking Dead, The Shield) wrote the current pilot script, and will serve as an executive producer with Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Dinner, David Engel and Circle of Confusion, the company behind The Walking Dead. Michael Dinner, will also direct.

Sony TV and FX Productions are co-producing the project, which has been in development for several years.

Powers is a creator-owned comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. The series’ first volume was published by Image Comics (2000 to 2004). Subsequent volumes (beginning in 2004) have been published by Marvel Comics as a part of the Icon imprint.

Powers is set in a world where superpowers are relatively common but not mundane. The series follows the lives of two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, police officers in a Homicide department devoted to cases that involve “powers” (people with superpowers). Walker himself used to be a costumed superhero named Diamond, but became a police officer after he lost his abilities. Though stripped of his powers, he still retains his contacts within the superhero community, even becoming engaged to an ex-colleague, who is later killed.

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