Powers TV series announces first casting

Deena Pilgrim and more are cast for PlayStation Network’s Powers TV show

powersThe PlayStation Network’s adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s comic Powers has announced its first round of casting.

Susan Heyward will play Deena Pilgrim in Powers
Susan Heyward will play Deena Pilgrim in Powers

Deadline reports that Susan Heyward (The Following, Michael And Michael Have Issues) has taken the lead role of Deena Pilgrim, one “of two homicide detectives… who are assigned to protect humans like us and investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as Powers who glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire and who clash above cities in epic battle, oblivious to the mortals below. Pilgrim is described as equal parts beauty and sarcasm, a wunderkind detective with edgy style.”

Max Fowler (who played Twitch in the excellent third season of The Killing) has been cast as Krispin Stockley, “the son of Walker’s murdered partner, a disaffected teen still struggling with the death of his father at the hand of a rogue Power which starts him on a dark journey that will warp him both physically and emotionally.”

Finally, Adam Godley (A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Breaking Bad) will play Captain Cross, “the solid steel in a frail frame captain of the Powers division, bookish, respectful and loyal but may harbor a secret agenda that could lead his beloved department into a full-fledged conspiracy.”

Back when Fox shot their Powers pilot, Deena Pilgrim was played by Lucy Punch (Hot Fuzz) and Captain Cross was played by veteran character actor Charles S Dutton (Alien 3, Zero Hour).

The part of Detective Christian Walker, Deena’s partner and fellow lead, has yet to be cast. Jason Patric played the character in the Fox pilot.

With Hannibal and 30 Days Of Night director David Slade at the helm, we can be sure that Powers will, at the very least, look great. It will be very interesting to see how this, the first show produced for the PlayStation Network, shapes up.

Powers will be available on the Sony PlayStation Network in December. You can buy Powers: Bureau Volume 1 for £10.49 at Amazon.co.uk.