Brian Michael Bendis working on Powers show

Brian Michael Bendis is a man about the proverbial comic books town these days, working on just about everything under the sun. One of his earlier works is Powers, a creation of his alongside Michael Avon Oeming that explores a world of superheroes via the conventions of police procedural drama. Which is fantastic (and is a great book). But being a comic just wasn't enough for Bendis, as he recently told MTV at NY Comic Con that a TV adaptation of the book is in the hands of the folks at FX. “‘Powers’ is in active development as a pilot at FX,” Bendis told MTV. “I just handed in a draft to the network and we’re getting our notes from the network as soon as this thing is over. So next week I’ll get the notes, and as long as they don’t involve sock puppets and some sort of orgy scene that I’m not interested in, then hopefully it will go in the right direction.” FX has proven they can do the cop show pretty well, as they just finished up The Shield which received critical acclaim for its grittiness. That's not to say the same grittiness will translate over to Powers, but at the very least Bendis is happy that the show is in "better" hands. “When we first sold it as a feature, we were lucky to get it optioned right away by Sony,” said Bendis. “We had to sit through waves of screenplays that were just inappropriate for the product, and for fans of the book. There were whole drafts of the screenplay without Deena Pilgrim [one of the series' two main characters] in them. They’d hand me the screenplay and go, “What’s wrong with this?” and I’d go “He has no one to talk to!” I'm guessing that the show will be animated, as that will really allow it encapsulate the full breadth of the comic book. But stranger things have happened, and it wouldn't completely surprise me to see it as a live action show. I would have to say that the odds of it surviving as that might be a little more of a longshot, just because the live action adaptations of comics haven't really translated well to the TV screen. Bendis on Powers show