PlayStation ‘Powers’ TV Series Trailer: “There Was a Time When I Could Fly!”
It's been a long road getting there, but Brian Michael Bendis' 'Powers' has finally come out of the shadows with a first trailer for the forthcoming PlayStation TV series. The show's New York Comic-Con panel premiered the first footage of the upcoming superhero comic adaptation, with plenty of 'Powers' and stars on display.
Focusing on Sharlto Copley's Christian Walker and Susan Heyward's Deena Pilgrim, the first official trailer for 'Powers' sees Copley with an American accent, as he questions how to work in law enforcement after being stripped of his superhero status. Set to debut in December 2014 as a PlayStation original series, Sony's 'Powers' will see the 'District 9' star Copley as Christian Walker, a once-powerful superhero who lost his abilities fighting a supervillain, and since works with the 'Powers' department in law enforcement alongside Deena Pilgrim.
Genre favorite Michelle Forbes ('Orphan Black') will play the role of faded female superhero Retro Girl, alongside Eddie Izzard and 'Game of Thrones' star Noah Taylor's supervillain roles, and Olesya Rulin's teenage hero. Previously, the series was also revealed to have cast 'The Killing' star Max Fowler as Krispin Stockley, son to Christian Walker’s murdered partner and 'Breaking Bad''s Adam Godley as the bookish, respectful and secretive Captain Cross.
For those unfamiliar with ‘Powers,’ here's how Sony describes the superhero series based on Brian Michael Bendis' work:
In a nutshell, “Powers” is an edgy dramatic series that follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as Powers. Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, “Powers” asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals?
Enter the men and women of the Powers Division, the brave people in charge of protecting humans like us and keeping the peace with these over-paid, commercialized, god-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them.
In its first two (of 10) episodes written by executive producer Charlie Huston and directed by David Slade, 'Powers' will see Circle of Confusion return to executive produce alongside co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Michael Dinner will remain as executive producer and director, with Huston and ‘Falling Skies‘ Remi Aubuchon executive producing under showrunners Bendis and Huston.
Take a look at the first official trailer for PlayStation's 'Powers' above, and tell us what you think in the comments!