Sony’s PlayStation Network gets its first original series in the form of Powers, which adapts the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. The show follows two cops who police “powers,” which is the story’s term for super-powered individuals. Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward play the homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, seen above. Now a set of four new Powers images have turned up, and you can see them below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
After so, so many years of trying, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming‘s Powers is finally coming to the screen this December thanks to Sony’s PlayStation Network. Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward lead the cast as two cops who specialize in cases involving “Powers,” i.e., people with superpowers.
Shooting on the sci-fi cop drama began about a month ago, and today the first pic of Copley and Heyward in character has finally been released. Hit the jump for your Powers first look.
Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
The final pieces of the puzzle are falling into place for Powers, the first original series from Sony’s PlayStation Network. Sharlto Copley has just been cast in the lead role of Christian Walker, while Michelle Forbes is set to play Retro Girl.
The pair join Susan Heyward, Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin, Max Fowler, and Adam Godley. David Slade is directing the first two episodes. More details after the jump.
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.
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 »