FX Courting Kyle Chandler for POWERS; Jonathan Groff Returns to GLEE

     March 30, 2011


In February we learned that Brian Michael Bendis’ comic book Powers would get the TV series treatment at FX. Written by Charles H. Eglee (The Shield) and to be directed by Michael Dinner (director of pilots for Justified and Sons of Anarchy), the series is a police produral set in a world where superpowers are relatively common. It centers on two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, in a Homicide department that deals with cases involving “powers” (people with superpowers). Now Deadline reports Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights is being courted to lead the new drama series. Apparently he won’t actually decided on the role until he reads a new draft of the script (from the actor’s own notes). Sounds like it definitely has some potential.

For news on Jonathan Groff going back to Glee (and the spoilerish details on his return), hit the jump.

As this season from Glee winds down, it looks like a familiar face will be returning. TV Line has the scoop on Jonathan Groff returning to the series, the guy who played Rachel Berry’s (Lea Michele) boyfriend Jesse St. James from Vocal Adrenaline who ended up reuniting Rachel with her biological mother before betraying New Directions. It sounds like a soap opera when I write it out like that, but this is Glee after all. Anyway, his return will see James attempt to apologize to Rachel and maybe even win her back in the final three episodes of the season. But what songs will he sing? Maybe Elton John’s Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word? We’ll find out soon enough.