Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Charles S. Dutton today became the first actor cast in FX’s drama pilot Powers. Based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, the project, written by Charles H. Eglee and to be directed by Michael Dinner, is a police procedural set in a world where superpowers are relatively common and centers on two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, in a Homicide department that deals with cases involving “powers” (people with superpowers). Dutton will play Captain Cross, the head of the department. Powers, from Sony Pictures TV and FX Prods., is one of 2 drama pilots FX is eying for a an early January launch.

Camilla Luddington, who just portrayed Kate Middleton in the Lifetime film William and Kate, has booked a major recurring role on the upcoming season of Showtime’s dark comedy Californication. In an 8-episode arc, Luddington, repped by Main Title and Progressive Artists, will play  a nanny who gets fired from her job and comes to work for Charlie and Marcy.

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