At today’s TCA press day for the FX Network, President & General Manager John Landgraf says the status of the POWERS graphic novel adaptation created by Brian Michael Bendis is still in limbo – though still alive.
“We didn’t pick the pilot up,” says Landgraf. “We did a fairly substantial rewrite which would require pretty substantial reshoots of the pilot. We’re in the process of deciding whether to pull the trigger on the reshoots. I adore the underlying property. It’s the most difficult adaptation I’ve ever worked on.”
Landgraf explains that much like HBO transforming the fantasy film genre into a successful 10:00 pm drama, they’re struggling to do the same thing with the super hero genre.
“It can be done, but it’s proving to be difficult,” adds Landgraf.
(additional reporting by A.C. Ferrante)
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