PlayStation ‘Powers’ Series Reveals New Photos, Trailer Premiering at New York Comic-Con
Where last week saw our first look at Sony TV's forthcoming PlayStation series 'Powers,' debuting a photo preview of Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward as comic characters Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, Sony is seriously supercharging their promotion. Not only have four new images of the Brian Michael Bendis-adapted series come to light, but so too will the first trailer at a New York Comic-Con 2014 panel!
In addition to a newer, more noir-esque shot of our two leading characters, the latest looks at Sony TV's 'Powers' show off 'Game of Thrones' star Noah Taylor as teleporting criminal mastermind club-owner Johnny Royalle, as well as Olesya Rulin's teenage "Power" Calista, and Logan Browning as the heroic Zora. We'll get a much more up close and personal look at the cast , with footage debuted from Bendis himself at New York Comic-Con, taking place Saturday, October 11 at 3:15pm on the Empire Stage 1E.
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's incarcerated supervillain (and Christian's former mentor) Wolfe.
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:
Powers, an edgy dramatic series from Sony Pictures Television and inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary 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 only people brave enough to go up against the overpaid, commercialized, superhumans who glide through the sky imposing their power over the crowds below 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.
PSN users in the United States will be able to watch the first episode of “Powers” for free this December, while PS Plus members will be able to view the entire series for free. In the meantime, check out our newest looks at Sony TV's 'Powers' below, and tell us what you want to see when the first trailer comes to New York Comic-Con next month!