Actor Jason Patric has signed on to portray the male lead in the FX pilot Powers. The news comes just two days after our report that Lucy Punch is set for the female lead.

Powers is set in a world where people with super powers are not at all out of the ordinary. The show centers on detectives Christian Walker (Jason Patric) and Deena Pilgrim (Lucy Punch), who solve crimes committed by those with special abilities, in a special homicide division known as Powers.

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Charles H. Eglee wrote the pilot script, which is based on the graphic novel created by Brian Bendis and Michael Avon. Michael Dinner will direct the pilot episode and executive produce alongside Charles H. Eglee, Brian Bendis, and David Engel.

Production on the pilot is slated to begin sometime this summer, on location in Chicago. If the project gets picked up to series, it will mark the first regular TV role for Jason Patric.