As PlayStation fans, you’ve probably heard a few whispers about “Powers” — the original live-action series set to premiere exclusively on PSN in the United States this December. Today, the “Powers” team announced some exciting news as we prepare to begin shooting.
We have our first director! David Slade has signed on to direct the first two episodes of “Powers.” David has most recently directed episodes of NBC’s “Hannibal” and AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” plus films like 30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Hard Candy.
But if you haven’t read the graphic novels, fear not. 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.
The first two episodes are written by executive producer Charlie Huston, adapted from the best-selling graphic novel series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. “Powers” is produced by Jinxworld and Circle of Confusion in association with Sony Pictures Television. Brian Michael Bendis, Charlie Huston, Remi Aubuchon, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Dinner, and David Engel serve as executive producers.
As announced at E3, every PSN user in the United States will receive the first episode of “Powers” for free, and, continuing SCEA’s efforts to bring more value to the PlayStation Plus subscription service, PS Plus members will be able to view the entire “Powers” series for free.
We’re making incredible progress on “Powers” and look forward to sharing more soon. Stay tuned for more news in the weeks and months to come.