PlayStation ‘Powers’ TV Series: Watch Full Premiere and New Season Trailer
After years of on-again off-again development, Brian Michael Bendis’ iconic Powers has at last come to life as PlayStation’s first original TV series. The first episode has made its way online, along with a brand-new trailer for the full season to come!
For those unfamiliar with the new series, Sony’s ‘Powers’ features Chappie star Sharlto 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 newbie Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward). Genre favorite Michelle Forbes (Orphan Black) plays the role of faded superhero Retro Girl, alongside Eddie Izzard and Game of Thrones star Noah Taylor as Wolfe and Johnny Royalle, joined by Olesya Rulin’s teenage hero Calista.
The series also features The Killing star Max Fowler as Krispin Stockley, son to Christian Walker’s murdered partner and Breaking Bad player 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:
“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 sees Circle of Confusion return to executive produce alongside co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Michael Dinner acts as executive producer and director, with Huston and Falling Skies boss Remi Aubuchon executive producing under showrunners Bendis and Huston.
The first three episodes of PlayStation’s Powers debuted today, with subsequent episodes arriving each Tuesday, free to PlayStation Plus members. You can check out our early review of the series, and catch the premiere and trailer above and below!