Best known for her comedic chops, Lucy Punch
has landed the female lead in FX
's pilot adaptation of the graphic novel "Powers
According to Deadline.com
, Punch is set to play Deena Pilgrim part of a detective pairing investigating crimes involving individuals with superpowers.
The other main character in the Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comic is Christian Walker, a role previously linked with Kyle Chandler, though the "Friday Night Lights" star hasn't been mentioned in conjunction with the project in a long time.
Charles H. Eglee ("The Shield") wrote the latest version of the "Powers" pilot, which will be directed by Michael Dinner ("Justified").
American TV audiences know the British-born Punch from CBS' short-lived "The Class." On the big screen, some people saw her in "Dinner for Schmucks," almost nobody saw her in Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" and the jury is still out on this weekend's comedy release "Bad Teacher."