Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
The deluge of superpowered TV shows isn’t letting up anytime soon. CBS has just given a series order to Supergirl, the DC Comics adaptation starring Melissa Benoist as Superman’s less famous, but similarly superheroic cousin. Meanwhile, Sony has just announced that it is renewing Powers, which follows two detectives in a supowerpowered world, for a second season.
More details on the new Supergirl CBS series and the Sony Powers renewal after the jump. Read More »
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As big as the superhero renaissance is at the movie theater, TV is at the very least matching it. In fact, it’s probably beating it.
At least ten superhero shows are either currently on the air, coming soon, or recently finished including Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Arrow, The Flash, Daredevil, Supergirl, and Constantine. And that doesn’t even count the upcoming Flash/Arrow spin-off, a potential Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D spin-off, the other Marvel Netflix shows and many more.
Every one of these shows has its fans and detractors, but very few people have looked at the current superhero TV show as a whole. The Daily Dot did and realized that all of these shows have a lot in common. To make the point, they created an easily digestible illustration. Check out the superhero TV infographic below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
At this point we’re practically drowning in shows about people with superpowers, not to mention non-traditional sources of original content, but Sony’s hoping we’ve got room on our viewing schedules for one more. Its PlayStation is trying to get into the scripted series game with Powers, a new drama series based on the comic book by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
The first three episodes of the show hit last night for PlayStation subscribers, but if you’re still on the fence you can check out the very first episode for for free right now. Watch the full Powers premiere after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
What happens to a superhero when you take away his powers? It’s a question that’s been asked countless times in comic books, and it’ll be asked again in Powers, the first original scripted series from PlayStation.
Sharlto Copley plays former superhero Christian Walker. After losing his abilities, he becomes a cop specializing in cases involving superpowers. He feels kind of conflicted about this, as you might imagine, but in the new trailer he seems to have made some kind of peace with it. Watch the new Powers trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Between Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, The Flash, Arrow, and the upcoming Daredevil, you might think you don’t need another superhero show in your life. But the PlayStation Network’s Powers makes a strong case for itself with a new promo featuring tons of fresh footage.
The upcoming series, which will be the first-ever original scripted series from Sony’s PlayStation, follows two cops (Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward) who specialize in cases involving superpowers. Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin, Max Fowler, Michelle Forbes, and Adam Godley also star. Get the Powers inside look after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
PlayStation will be powering on its first-ever original series this spring. The company has just announced a debut date for Powers, based on the comic book by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward lead the drama as two police detectives working in the Powers division, which specializes in cases involving superhuman abilities. More details on the Powers PlayStation premiere after the jump. Read More »
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What’s up with these Inhumans and could it have anything to do with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? How can you get a choose your own adventure Batman comic book? Which actress is the latest rumored to play Supergirl? Want to see the full cast of Powers? Would Rebecca Romijn play Mystique again? Was Christian Bale ever asked to return as Batman? Is Warner Bros. happy with the status of Sandman? And what does Mark Hamill have to do with Spider-Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Here’s the first Powers trailer, giving us the first really good look at the PlayStation Network adaptation of the comic book series from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. In the show, Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward star as Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, two cops who specialize in cases involving “powers,” or people with superhuman abilities. The ten-episode first season also stars Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin, Max Fowler, and Adam Godley. The pilot was directed by David Slade. Check out the footage below. Read More »