Sharlto Copley Nabs Lead in Powers, Michelle Forbes to Play 'Retro Girl'
Here’s some pretty-super Powers news: Film star Sharlto Copley is Christian Walker.
The District 9 and Maleficent actor has scored the lead role in Sony Playstation Network’s upcoming adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis-Michael Avon Oeming graphic novel series READ MORE
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The Vampire Diaries’ new doctor is in.
Marco James (The Client List) has been tapped for a recurring role on Season 6 of the CW drama …Read More
Alona Tal Previews Her Supernatural Return and Dean and Jo's Unresolved Feelings
Last time we saw hunter Jo Harvelle in Season 5 of Supernatural, she was sacrificing herself for the greater good as hellhounds descended upon her rigged-to-blow hideout. But in this week’s episode (Friday, 9/8c on The CW), Jo returns much more at peace, says her portrayer Alona Tal. It helps that she’s, you know, dead.
TVLine chatted with Tal about what brings Jo back to the Supernatural world (duh, Dean) …READ MORE
FX Boss Sees Powers as Chance to Do Serious, Gritty Take on Superhero Drama
FX hopes to do something different — something dark and The Shield-like gritty — with its live-action adaptation of Powers, which is currently in the pilot stage. READ MORE
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The Vampire Diaries will kick off its third season on Sept. 15 with — yep, you guessed it — a big party! “Our first episode is Elena’s 18th birthday,” exec producer Julie Plec tells TV Guide Magazine. “But as is the pattern in Mystic Falls, the event never reaches its climax.”
Speaking of Elena, her love life … READ MORE
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Jason Patric Lands Lead in FX's Powers Pilot
Jason Patric (Sleepers) has been tapped as the male lead in the FX drama pilot Powers.
Based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, the project, written by Charles H. Eglee and to be directed by Michael Dinner, is a police procedural set in a world where superpowers are relatively common. It centers on two detectives … READ MORE
FX's Powers Pilot Casts Lucy Punch as Deena
FX’s pilot adaptation of the Powers graphic novels is taking shape with the casting of one of its lead roles.
Lucy Punch, whose last major TV foray was the CBS comedy The Class, has landed the female lead, playing homicide detective Deena Pilgrim … READ MORE
Kyle Chandler Courted For FX's Powers
Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler — who turned down a slew of offers for broadcast pilots this season — is now being courted for FX’s drama pilot Powers. …READ MORE
FX Powers Up Casting: Who Should Cop Roles?
The time to play Armchair Casting Director for FX’s Powers is now.
As part of FX’s Tuesday upfront presentation, network president John Landgraf shared his plan to launch two new dramas over the coming year — and the previously announced adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis/Michael Avon Oeming comic book series is a strong contender for a winter launch.
“We hope to begin production [on the Powers pilot] somewhere between late May and early July,” Landgraf told TVLine. READ MORE