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So apparently “Friday Night Light’s” Kyle Chandler said No to the FX Channel’s new show “Powers” (he was said to have been offered the role), because Deadline is now reporting that Jason Patric has officially joined the cast as the male lead. He will star opposite Lucy Punch, who recently signed up as the female lead.
Based on the comic books by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, “Powers” is about two Homicide cops, Christian Walker (Patric) and Deena Pilgrim (Punch), who work cases involving people with powers. They, themselves have no powers, which sort of makes running after guys who can fly and throw around cars kinda difficult, I would imagine.
Charles H. Eglee wrote the pilot, and Michael Dinner will direct. Shooting on the pilot will commence sometime this Summer in Chicago.