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Powers Finds Its Retro Girl

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FX’s Powers pilot has cast the key role of Retro Girl, the popular superheroine whose murder propels the first arc of the comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

In an interview Friday on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Geektime, Bendis revealed that model and T-Mobile spokeswoman Carly Foulkes will play the character, whose homicide marks the first case for new partners Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim. Foulkes joins Jason Patric as Walker, Lucy Punch as Deena Pilgrim, Charles S. Dutton as Captain Cross and Bailee Madison as Calista.

Powers is a police procedural that follows two detectives who investigate cases involving “powers” (people with superhuman abilities) in a world where superheroes and supervillains are common. Walker is a veteran investigator who was a power before he lost his abilities, while Pilgrim is a rookie cop with a secret.

The pilot is written by Charles “Chic” Eglee, former executive producer of The Walking Dead, and directed by Michael Dinner (Justified, Sons of Anarchy). Eglee and Dinner serve as executive producers along with Bendis, Oeming and David Engel. Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions will co-produce.

The pilot, written by Charles H. Eglee (The Shield, Dexter, The Walking Dead) and to be directed by Michael Dinner (Sons of Anarchy, Justified), begins production in July in Chicago. Eglee and Dinner serve as Executive Producers along with Bendis, Oeming and David Engel. Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions will co-produce.The pilot is set to begin shooting within the next couple of weeks in Chicago. The network is looking to premiere the series in early 2012.