Deadline reports that "The Following" actress Susan Heyward has been tapped to play the female lead of Detective Deena Pilgrim in Sony's upcoming adaptation of "Powers." In addition, Max Fowler ("The Killing") and Adam Godley ("Breaking Bad") have been cast in the roles of Krispin Stockley and Captain Cross, respectively.
"Powers," written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming, follows two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, as they investigate superhero-related homicides. The series launched in 2004 through Image Comics and is now published by Marvel's Icon imprint.
Charlie Huston will write the first episode and serve as showrunner with Remi Aubuchon. 30 Days of Night and "Hannibal" director David Slade will helm the first two episodes of the series, which will launch on the PlayStation Network this December.