Back in February, FX's adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's "Powers" suffered a setback when the female lead, Lucy Punch departed the project and signed on to a CBS pilot. Then in April, "Powers" screenwriter and executive producer, Charles "Chic" Eglee was attached to AMC's adaptation of Robert Kirkman's "Thief of Thieves."
However, during a recently released installment of the Nerdist Writers Panel ( via Comic Book Resources), Eglee stated that his involvement with "Thief of Thieves" did not mean that "Powers" was finished at FX.
"Unfortunately, the announcement of 'Thief of Thieves''… was interpreted by a lot of people that that somehow put 'Powers' in limbo," said Eglee. "And that's not the case at all. We're actively moving forward with ['Powers']."
It's worth noting that the Nerdist panel in question was recorded in April and things could have changed in the interim. But at the time, Eglee specified that FX had ordered three additional scripts and that he planned to reshoot the pilot episode once the new scripts were approved. It's also unclear how much of the pilot will be reshot or if additional cast departures will require the production team to refill roles beyond Punch's Deena Pilgrim.
Yesterday, Bendis wrote on his Tumblr page that "Based on the pilot the network ordered a handful of new scripts for new episodes and the writers should be handing them in soon. its slow and steady but we are still alive."
While there may not be any news by the time San Diego Comic-Con International hits next month, that would certainly be a good time for FX to recommit to "Powers" if it greenlights the scripts and the reshoots. But at this point, there's no telling when or if "Powers" will go forward at FX.