Fourteen years after debuting on the scene, the Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming-created comic series Powers is making the jump to the small screen, being adapted exclusively for the Sony Playstation Network. So read on if you’re a fan of the comics!
Deadline reports that David Slade will direct the first two episodes of the live-action series from scripts by Charlie Huston. Susan Heyward (pictured; “The Following”) has been tapped as the female lead with Max Fowler (“The Killing”) and Adam Godley (“Breaking Bad”) also cast.
Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir, and police procedural, “Powers,” produced by Sony Pictures TV, is set in a world full of people with superhuman abilities and where all of those powers are just another catalyst for mayhem and murder.
It follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim (Heyward), who are assigned to protect humans like us and investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers,” who glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire and who clash above cities in epic battle, oblivious to the mortals below. Pilgrim is described as equal parts beauty and sarcasm, a wunderkind detective with edgy style.
Fowler will play Krispin Stockley, the son of Walkerâ€™s murdered partner, a disaffected teen still struggling with the death of his father at the hand of a rogue Power, which starts him on a dark journey that will warp him both physically and emotionally. Godley will play Captain Cross, the solid steel in a frail frame captain of the Powers division, bookish, respectful, and loyal; but he may harbor a secret agenda that could lead his beloved department into a full-fledged conspiracy.
Bendis, Oeming, and Michael Dinner executive produce “Powers” with Huston and Remi Aubuchon (“Falling Skies”) along with Circle of Confusionâ€™s David Engel, David Alpert, and Lawrence Mattis. Huston and Aubuchon will serve as showrunners. SPT will sell internationally.
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