Based on Brian Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's graphic novel, Powers is set in a world full of people with super-human abilities, with a new police division set up to investigate crimes committed by these gifted individuals. The show centers on detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim who are assigned to the Powers division.
Eddie Izzard is playing a "Power" named Wolfe, a former mentor to Walker who has spent the last two decades doing time in a prison known as The Shaft, where his abilities were kept in check due to a number of surgical procedures. Noah Taylor is playing a "Power" named Johnny Royalle, a criminal mastermind who can transport in and out of locations in an instant. He also owns the Here and Gone Club, a popular underground venue that may be part of a deadly conspiracy. When Powers was being set up at FX, Vinnie Jones played Johnny Royale. Olesya Rulin is portraying teenage "Power" wannabe named Calista, originally portrayed by Bailee Madison, who is defined by her street smarts, attitude and vulnerability.
Max Fowler also stars as Christian Walker's former partner Krispin Stockley, with Adam Godley playing Captain Cross, who oversees the Powers division.
Charlie Huston wrote the first two episodes of Powers, which Sony picked up for its Playstation Network after the original pilot wasn't given a series order by FX. David Slade is directing the first two episodes. It isn't known when production will get under way