Sony TV’s ‘Powers’: David Slade to Direct First Two Episodes of PlayStation Series
Brian Michael Bendis’ ‘Powers‘ TV series had drifted through TV development hell for years before Sony TV officially greenlit the superhero drama as its first PlayStation original series, and now the first major name has joined. ‘Hannibal,’ ‘Breaking Bad‘ and feature director David Slade will helm the first two episodes of Sony TV’s ‘Powers,’ scheduled to debut in December 2014.
For those unfamiliar with ‘Powers,’ which previously filmed an FX pilot featuring Jason Patric and Lucy Punch in the leading roles, along with ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction‘ star Titus Welliver, 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.
Its first two (of 10) episodes written by executive producer Charlie Huston, ‘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, while PS Plus members will be able to view the entire series for free. We’re certainly keeping an eye on this one, with casting sure to arrive in the next few weeks, but what do you think? Will ‘Powers’ finally live up to its title as a TV blockbuster for PlayStation?