Brian Michael Bendis Touches On POWERS Status

The writer and creator of Powers talks about the progress of the pilot and how it's shaping up. He specifically says that test audiences are overwhelming positive of Jason Patric in the lead role.

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By Thorverine - 2/1/2012

Writer and creator of Powers, Brian Michael Bendis, he spoke with Comic Book Resources about the comic coming back from a nearly year-long hiatus this February with issue #8 as well as the status of the pilot with FX. Also, get a first look at some of the new artwork for Powers,

The good news was that the pilot was put together. I've seen it and it's not embarrassing on any level. It's very interesting, dense, and complicated like every FX show is. We were tested and the things that you need to continue forward we tested very well with. People liked our lead Jason Patric and the idea of the show. They said they would watch the show. So all of these things did very well. If those things didn't do well we would have been dead. There were a couple areas that we needed to clarify for a mass audience, but they were very easy fixes. We also came up with an idea for an opening that we liked better than what we had.

Bendis talks about how network president John Landgraf is very invested in the project and is spending a lot of time with the show.

So that's where we are now. The important stuff worked. There are rewrites happening as we speak and I talk with the other producers all the time. Just last night me and Chic Eglee, our show runner, had a wonderful conversation about Powers involving things we can do right now and in the future

Bendis finishes his discussion of the show by stating what he would do if it did not make the cut for FX

There's nothing I can say or do to get it on the air except help make a quality show. If it doesn't go on the air then I will show it after Locke & Key at conventions and smile and wave. So I'm hopeful and very proud of my collaborators. And in the back of issue #8 I talk about spending time on set with Mike Oeming watching this happen. It was a really special experience.

With all the time and effort being put into the show, it looks like we may be very close to Powers on FX. What are your thoughts? Sound off below!
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nailbiter111 - 2/1/2012, 4:06 PM
I hope this show it makes it to air.
ManofSteel23 - 2/1/2012, 4:27 PM
Funny enough I was talking about powers the comic with my games design tutor today
mstaley3000 - 2/1/2012, 5:13 PM
What? It can't be shopped around to other networks when they are desperate for something to replace their failed new sitcom or drama?
deadpoolstaco - 2/1/2012, 6:02 PM
great comic just started yesterday....should translate really well to tv....and come on people love cop drama
Bandrews1 - 2/1/2012, 6:27 PM
I really hope this show airs.
Jolt17 - 2/1/2012, 7:30 PM
Please...pick this up.
BatSlam - 2/1/2012, 7:34 PM
@Jolt17, that was exactly what i was going to say

...Please .... pick this up.
croniccris - 2/1/2012, 8:26 PM
you know what this good news deserves?

CherryBomb - 2/2/2012, 6:55 AM
The network made a huge mistake passing on 'Locke and Key' it looked amazing.
SpeedyCanary - 2/3/2012, 2:21 PM
Sounds awesome. I'm so glad Alona Tal is in it. She's awesome.

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