Powers will be the first-ever TV series from the PlayStation Network, but so far it seems like the company knows what it’s doing. After picking up Susan Heyward as its female lead last month, the comic book adaptation has just added three intriguing new cast members: Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, and Olesya Rulin. Find out whom they’re playing after the jump.
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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.
Posted on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
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 »
TV Bits: ‘Powers’, ‘Hell on Wheels’, ‘Daily Show’, ‘Colbert Report’, Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Brendan Fraser, Tim Seeley, Stephen Merchant
Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 by Angie Han
Under what circumstances might you see Harry Potter and Don Draper taking a bath together? Hit the jump to find out. Plus:
- Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert go live for the election
- What does your favorite show say about your politics?
- Brendan Fraser won’t be one of TNT’s Legends after all
- AMC puts Hell on Wheels‘ Season 3 renewal on hold
- FX isn’t so happy with the second Powers pilot, either
- An adaptation of Tim Seeley‘s Revival is in the works
- HBO goes forward with Stephen Merchant‘s Hello Ladies
Superhero Bits: Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel, TMNT, Powers, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Phineas & Ferb
Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Will Powers actually make it to FX? What does the new opening to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles look like? Want to read some interpretations of the ending of The Dark Knight Rises and ideas for a reboot? Which character has to have a movie before Justice League comes out? Which prop replicas come in the new Avengers box set? What did some costume designs for The Amazing Spider-Man look like? Does Christopher Nolan have advice to whoever makes the next Batman film and what does the Man of Steel trailer sound like with John Williams‘ score? Read about all of this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits.
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Posted on Monday, April 9th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Where can you stream the world premiere of The Avengers? When does Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance come to Blu-ray and what’s on the disc? Why did the Lizard have to be the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man? Is Disney developing an animated Marvel movie? What’s up with Dark Knight Rises video games? And is there an update on the FX pilot Powers? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Superhero Bits: The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Green Lantern, Powers, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Why shouldn’t The Avengers text? Want to see a bunch of cool toys and costumes from that film? Which starlet was caught wearing a Dark Knight Rises t-shirt? What do you nickname a cat with two-faces? When and where will Spider-Man get a new costume? What did Nicolas Cage look like on the set of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance? How does Ryan Reynolds feels about Green Lantern a few months removed? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
What does the new DC Comics logo look like? How about the cover of Marvel‘s Avengers vs. X-Men cross over? Was there going to be a Steampunk Batman video game? Would you like to see a prototype for a Superman Lives toy? Where can you get a degree in comic books? What’s the latest on the fate of the Powers pilot? How does Don Cheadle describe Iron Man 3? And is it possible The Dark Knight Rises is destined to fail? Read about this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »