Here’s one of those “only in Hollywood” stories. This is about a TV pilot that was shot a year ago but rejected by the network that instead wanted the show’s writer to shoot a new pilot with a new cast. That has not happened yet, but said network wants everyone to know they’re still actively developing the project.
The TV pilot in question is for “Powers”, an adaptation of the comic book by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming about a pair of cops that investigate crimes perpetrated by those with superhuman qualities. A pilot starring Jason Patric (The Lost Boys), Lucy Punch (“Ben and Kate”), and Charles S. Dutton (Alien 3) was shot last year for the FX Network. The network’s head honcho John Landgraf rejected it.
End of story?
Nope. FX is still very high on the “Powers” premise and wants show writer Charles “Chick” Eglee to do a rewrite for a completely new pilot to be shot with an entirely different cast. That has not happened yet, and there are currently no plans to do so.
Landgraf told Variety that developing “Powers” has been as “difficult an adaptation as I’ve ever worked on.” Why exactly is not explained. We do know that Landgraf might address the subject of a “Powers” series with other FX Network brass at a confab this weekend.
So the story here is… There’s really not much of a story here. A pilot that got rejected might eventually become a series if they ever shoot a new pilot.
How very Hollywood.
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