Hollywood is a copycat little village. When one film does well, you can expect a bunch of different movie studios trying to replicate the success with their own version of basically the same thing. It happened when there were 10 asteroid/end of the world movies a decade ago and it happened when comic book adaptations started taking over the world. It looks like the comic explosion is hitting the small screen now, too.
If you’ve been under a rock, The Walking Dead is a ridiculously awesome nerdgasm-worthy comic adaptation just finished its first season on AMC. Though I never read the comic, I’m a huge fan of the television show and can’t wait for the second season.
Now, Hollywood is trying to capture lightning in a bottle by picking up more comic book shows. The next on the list is one of my favorites: Powers. It’s a gritty crime drama about two detectives that solve Super-hero crimes. According the Brian Michael-Bendis, who writes the comic, one of the former writers for The Walking Dead, Charles Eglee, is looking to take his writing talents to creating a television version of Powers.
I suggest going ahead and getting familiar with the comic book before the television series starts, because Bendis’ ability to write dialogue is second-to-none. Count me in as someone already anticipating the first episode.