Deadline is reporting that Kyle Chandler is being “courted” for the lead role in FX’s TV adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s creator-owned series Powers — presumably as Christian Walker, a detective on the superpowered homicide beat.
The report says Chandler hasn’t committed to the project yet, and is waiting to see a new script — one which is expected to incorporate the actor’s notes. Deadline also reports FX president John Landgraf as saying Powers is a “contender” for an early 2012 launch. Chandler recently wrapped up his five-season run as coach Eric Taylor on the unanimously acclaimed NBC series Friday Night Lights.
Is Chandler right for the role? Let us know your thoughts either way. (Like we had to ask.)