It's only Tuesday, but this already probably qualifies as the biggest week of Lucy Punch's life. The British comic actress is a major part of Bad Teacher (out Friday), and Deadline reports that she's landed the coveted female lead on the new FX show Powers.
From the graphic novel by geek icons Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, Powers "is a police procedural set in a world where superpowers are relatively common and centers on two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim (Punch), in a Homicide department that deals with cases involving "powers" (people with superpowers)." Originally, Kyle Chandler was in talks to play Christian Walker, but whether or not he signs on the line that is dotted remains to be seen.
As for Punch, this would be another step on her road to becoming a major Stateside star. Or at least the next Isla Fisher.