David Slade to Direct ‘Powers’

David Slade Powers

At this point, Sony has been trying to adapt Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming‘s Powers for well over a decade — first as a movie, then as an FX show, and now as the PlayStation Network’s first original series.

Only time will tell whether this latest iteration will work out any better than the earlier ones did, but for now it seems to be making some good progress. David Slade has just signed on to direct the first two episodes of the series, from a script by Charlie Huston. Hit the jump for all the latest updates on the project.

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Powers TV Show

Xbox Live has a suite of original programming coming soon to the Xbox platform, and now Sony is getting into the original series action for the PlayStation Network. The first show created exclusively for the PlayStation will be a Powers TV show, based on the comic written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming. Sony Pictures Television is producing the show, and in fact has been doing so for a while, The PlayStation Network is simply a new home for the effort.

The comic combines genres, telling the story of homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are tasked with to investigating cases involving people with superhuman abilities. Those people are referred to as “powers,” giving the comic and show its title, and also a touch of superhero scope. Read More »

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