Just last week saw Sony TV's forthcoming 'Powers' series adding its highest profile cast to date with comedian Eddie Izzard, but now the comic-adapted drama has entered a whole new district. Sharlto Copley has been tapped for the leading role in PlayStation's original 'Powers' series, along with 'The Killing' vet Michelle Forbes in a significant part.
We're still not entirely certain what to make of Sony TV's forthcoming 'Powers' adaptation, set to debut in December 2014 as a PlayStation original series, but at the very least the comic drama's cast is shaping up nicely. Comedian Eddie Izzard has joined the series in a villainous new role, along with recent 'Game of Thrones' baddie Noah Taylor, and Olesya Rulin.
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.
Earlier this weekend the bizarre news broke that Univision had both announced and filmed a pilot for a Spanish-language adaptation of AMC's award-winning powerhouse 'Breaking Bad,' which Sony TV had not yet approved or been approached for permission. Now, we're hearing that the 'Breaking Bad' remake has officially been given the all clear, so will 'Breaking Bad's' saga live on after this summer's final season?