*Fresh from her recurring role on the Fox drama “The Following,” Susan Heyward has been tapped as the female lead in “Powers,” the Sony Playstation Network series based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
Also cast in the direct-to-series project, whose first two episodes will be directed by David Slade from scripts by Charlie Huston, are Max Fowler (The Killing) and Adam Godley (Breaking Bad, Suits).
The series according to Deadline.com, blends the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir and police procedural. It follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim (Heyward), who are assigned to protect humans and investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as Powers who glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire and who clash above cities in epic battle, oblivious to the mortals below.
Pilgrim is described as equal parts beauty and sarcasm, a wunderkind detective with edgy style.
Max Fowler (“The Killing”) will play Krispin Stockley, the son of Walker’s murdered partner, a disaffected teen still struggling with the death of his father at the hand of a rogue Power which starts him on a dark journey that will warp him both physically and emotionally.
Adam Godley (“Breaking Bad,” “Suits”) will play Captain Cross, captain of the Powers division. He’s bookish, respectful and loyal but may harbor a secret agenda that could lead his beloved department into a full-fledged conspiracy. In the project’s previous incarnation as a pilot at FX, Pilgrin was played by Lucy Punch, Cross by Charles S. Dutton.