Monday brought news of Lucy Punch starring in the Powers pilot for FX as Deena Pilgrim, and it looks like now we have a Christian Walker: Deadline is reporting that actor Jason Patric is set to star in the male lead role.
Patric, who just turned 45 this past Friday, was last seen on screen in another comic book adaptation, the 2010 feature film version of Vertigo title The Losers. As Deadline notes, this would be his first regular TV series gig if Powers gets picked up, but last year he starred in an HBO comedy pilot called Tilda.
Christian Walker has been the main focus of the Powers series since the beginning, a homicide detective with a long (very, very long) and colorful past. Patric joins Punch, plus Bailee Madison (Calista) and Charles S. Dutton (Captain Cross) in the cast. Powers co-creator Brian Michael Bendis recently told Newsarama that the pilot should be filming in a few weeks.