WALKING DEAD's Eglee In Talks to Executive Produce POWERS
A television series adaptation version of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's Powers has been in some stage of development at FX since at least February 2009, but Wednesday afternoon brought the most concrete news yet: news from New York Magazine's Vulture blog that Charles H. Eglee is in talks with the network and Sony Pictures Television to serve as executive producer and writer on the project.The report was confirmed as fact by Bendis himself on his Twitter page. Eglee had served as a writer and executive producer on the first season of another TV show based on a long-running, creator-owned comic book, AMC's The Walking Dead; effectively serving as Frank Darabont's No. 2 on the series. A report on Deadline.com last week stated that the show's entire writing staff was fired, but was later disputed by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and fellow executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. Eglee has nearly three decades of writing experience on TV, working on popular '80s hits St. Elsewhere and Moonlighting. He's also written for NYPD Blue, The Shield, Dexter and co-created Dark Angel with Avatar director James Cameron, which ran on Fox from 2000 to 2002 and helped launch Jessica Alba to stardom.
Powers chronicles the work and lives of police detectives who investigate superpower-related homicides, focusing on former superhero Christian Walker and his partners, most prominently Deena Pilgrim. The comic debuted in 2000 at Image Comics, before moving to Marvel's creator-owned Icon imprint in 2004. Late last year, the title relaunched with a new #1 issue. Is Eglee the right fit for POWERS?