You’ve seen the ads (and if you’re like several of my friends, swooned over them). And now Carly Foulkes, the actress appearing in a string of recent T-Mobile commercials, is playing Retro Girl in the Powers FX pilot. The news was confirmed this past Friday by comic book co-creator/TV show executive producer Brian Michael Bendis during an appearance on Sirius XM’s “Geektime” radio program. This would be Foulkes’ first major non-commercial acting experience; her IMDb page lists only Powers and a short film titled The Blanket.
Retro Girl is the doomed superhero whose murder sets the initial arc of the comic book series in motion (not really a spoiler, since the story is titled “Who Killed Retro Girl?”). Foulke joins a cast including stars Jason Patric (Christian Walker) and Lucy Punch (Deena Pilgrim), plus Charles S. Dutton (Captain Cross) and Bailee Madison (Callista).