It’s a case of good news/bad news for fans who’d been hoping to see Brian Michael Bendis’ and Mike Oeming’s Powers debut on FX this fall. Let’s start with the bad: It’s not been picked up to series. The good? It’s not dead, either; FX has opted to “retool” the show, with reshoots being scheduled for the pilot, before making any further decisions about its future, according to Deadline Hollywood. On Twitter, Bendis was quick to explain why this was a good thing:
network spending more $$ on powers is good. they did the same to the sons of anarchy pilot. fx sees pilots diff then reg networks. a lot of pilots go through this. but they aren’t based on anything so you never hear about it. the network convos this week have been great.
However, the retooling/reshoots – which is more about tone and clarity than redefining the series, according to Bendis – doesn’t mean that FX has quietly given the show a green light; Outlaw Country, another pilot in contention for the same slot as Powers, had gone through the same process of retooling and reshoots before being officially dumped by the channel yesterday. Short version? Stay tuned – but don’t hold your breath just yet.