PlayStation ‘Powers’ TV Series Reveals Moody First Poster
Sony TV's forthcoming PlayStation original series 'Powers' has debuted to mixed reactions by its first photos of the cast, though fans of the Brian Michael Bendis comic adaptation will get a much closer look at the series from New York Comic-Con this weekend. While we wait, check out the first official poster for the series, highlighting Sharlto Copley's Christian Walker and Susan Heyward's Deena Pilgrim!
Per IGN, the first poster for 'Powers' may seem simply staged, but looks right out of the Image Comics that inspired the series, and subsequently its many attempts to hit the small screen. Fans will be able to see for themselves this coming weekend, as 'Powers' hits New York Comic-Con with a Saturday panel that debuts the show's first official trailer.
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 and 'Game of Thrones' star Noah Taylor's supervillain roles, and Olesya Rulin's teenage hero.
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:
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.
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.
While we wait for this Saturday's trailer, take a look at the first 'Powers' artwork below, and give us your impression in the comments!