You’ll be forgiven for thinking that you might never see the TV show “Powers” ever grace your airwaves. After all, there has been zero good news about the show, based on the comic book of the same name by Brian Michael Bendis about regular cops battling villains with superpowers, ever since that pilot with Jason Patric was shot and FX, er, decided they didn’t care for it. At all.
So what happens now? According to John Landgraf, the FX head honcho, the show isn’t dead yet. It’s just, you know, being worked on.
Speaking to press at a Television Critics Association gathering, Landgraf reveals that the show will be going through major rehaul in the coming days/weeks/months. What kind of rehaul? Try completely new scripts, a completely new cast (see ya, Jason Patric and Lucy Punch), and a completely new pilot will be shot from those new scripts.
That, of course, is if Landgraf decides to move on ahead with the new scripts, then the new pilot will be shot. But if he doesn’t like what he reads (he claims not to have read the new scripts yet), then the show will probably continue to languish in development hell, if not completely killed. After all, why keep beating a dead horse? When a TV network’s administration shoots down a show, it usually stays dead … until a new administration takes over, which can be anywhere from next year to next decade, or never.
There are a couple of ways to take Landgraf’s statements about “Powers”. The positive angle is that the network, and its chief, still have some faith in the show, at least enough to hire new writers and possibly redo the entire pilot, which would cost them quite a bit of money. The negative angle? It’s been almost a year since we heard FX was “retooling” the show, and they still haven’t done anything with it yet.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see…
Via : IGN