According to Deadline, Lucy Punch, Charles S. Dutton, Bailee Madison and Jason Patric have all been signed on as cast members in the FX drama pilot ‘Powers.’ Based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, the project is described as a police procedural show that takes place in a world where superpowers are relatively common. The focus is on two detectives, Christian Walker (Patric) and Deena Pilgrim (Punch), in a Homicide department that deals with cases involving people who use their superpowers.
Dutton will play Captain Cross, the head of the department. Luncy Punch will be portraying one of the main detectives in the Homicide Department, while Jason Patric portrays the other. The 11-year-old Madison will play Calista, an otherworldly young girl raised by her stepdad Eagle (who happens to be a man with superpowers).
Previously, Bailee Madison starred in ‘Just Go With It,’ Patric was in HBO’s ‘Tilda’ and ‘The Losers,’ while Madison was last in ‘Don’t be Afraid of the Dark.’
FX is aiming for an early January 2012 launch.