Comics, TV

Comic Book TV Series Bifecta: Powers and 100 Bullets

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?? Lucy Punch has been hired to play Deena Pilgrim in the Powers pilot FX has ordered. Apparently she was in Hot Fuzz, but I haven’t seen that since it was in theaters, so I have no recollection of her at all. I’m sure she’ll be fine, but I am kind of bummed Katee Sackoff didn’t get the role. (Via Deadline)

? Showtime is apparently making a TV show of Brian Azzarello’s 100 Bullets. Although I know how acclaimed the long-running crime comic was, I’ve never read a panel of it, so I’ll just cut and paste this description from Spinoff:

Created by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, the award-winning comic
began as a fascinating but brutal study of human nature, with the
mysterious Agent Graves approaching ordinary people with an attache case
containing a gun, 100 untraceable bullets and evidence of who had
wronged them. But as 100 Bullets unfolded, it became a
sprawling, even byzantine, crime saga involving a clandestine
organization known as The Trust, a centuries-old conspiracy, and Graves’
scheme to bring the group down. The series, which ran for 100 issues,
from August 1999 to April 2009, has earned multiple Eisner and Harvey
awards.

David S. Goyer is supposed to write and executive produce, which… means nothing, really. He’s done a ton of good stuff and a ton of terrible stuff. But it seems like Showtime is a good fit for the material, so… yay?

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