Sony TV's forthcoming original PlayStation drama 'Powers' has been through quite a few iterations in development, even originally shooting an FX pilot, but now it seems the superhero serial is finally coming together. 'The Following' star Susan Heyward has landed the leading role of Detective Deena Pilgrim, while two more have also been added to the cast.
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.
A few months ago brought the news that Sony Playstation had revived the long-dormant adaptation of the superhero comic 'Powers' in order to become the Sony gaming machine's first original series. Now, the media giant officially confirmed plans for the property, setting a December debut on multiple platforms with the promise of casting announcements to come.
Fan favorite Brian Michael Bendis-penned superhero comic 'Powers' had a rocky road to TV, first entering development in 2009 with FX and eventually filming a pilot episode, though the network opted to re-shoot, with updates emerging only every so often. Now, the hero-policing 'Powers' has finally been given the series commitment it deserves, not at FX, but rather as Sony PlayStation's first original drama.
As we brace for the final days of the news onslaught that is the Television Critics Association press tour panel, FX having largely completed its intended presentations, one question remains for superhero fans: just whatever happened to the live-action adaptation of superhero procedural comic 'Powers?' In development since 2009 with a pilot already in the can, is there any hope of seeing the Brian Michael Bendis-produced drama on TV? New updates on 'Powers' from FX president John Landgraf inside!
As much as we love the FX series coming to the cable network in the immediate future, including a fourth season of 'Justified' and upcoming Cold War drama 'The Americans,' the network keeps in limbo one series we've been dying to see forever. A live-action rendition of Brian Michael Bendis' gritty super-powered drama 'Powers' has long been in development, marred by one setback or another, but will the series finally see the light of day? What does the creator have to say?
Charting the development of any TV series is no easy task, but superhero procedural 'Powers' certainly hasn't had an easy time getting off the ground. In spite of having shot a pilot, FX ultimately decided to pass on the series, even as pilot writer Charles Eglee, and comic book ‘Powers’ original creator Brian Michael Bendis insisted the project could move forward. Now, who's saying there still might be hope?
Every so often, we end up regretting one of the more promising pilots that doesn't make it to series, particularly one as close to our hearts as Brian Michael Bendis' superhero procedural 'Powers.' The project was reported to be in development since 2010, but FX passed on the pilot. Who's saying now that the show might still make it to series?