Brian Michael Bendis, known to comic fans for his work on Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers is having his hit independent series Powers adapted into an ongoing series for FX. Bendis spoke to MTV at the New York Comic Con where he discussed the fate of the series.
"Powers is in active development as a pilot at FX," Bendis said. "I just handed in a draft to the network and we're getting our notes from the network as soon as this thing is over. So next week I'll get the notes, and as long as they don't involve sock puppets and some sort of orgy scene that I'm not interested in, then hopefully it will go in the right direction. But they're a very smart network. It seems like the right place for it to be."
Bendis further described the challenges Powers has faced in being adapted. "When we first sold it as a feature, we were lucky to get it optioned right away by Sony," said Bendis. "We had to sit through waves of screenplays that were just inappropriate for the product, and for fans of the book. There were whole drafts of the screenplay without Deena Pilgrim [one of the series' two main characters] in them. They'd hand me the screenplay and go, "What's wrong with this?" and I'd go "He has no one to talk to!"
Bendis added "After years of that it's nice to have come out the other side and finally been given my chance to find out what the live-action language of Powers is, versus the comic book language of Powers."