Sony released the first trailer for their highly anticipated ‘Powers’ series this past weekend, and from the look of things, the show might just deliver the goods. Starring Sharlto Copley (‘District 9’) and Michelle Forbes (‘True Blood’), the trailer launches into the world of ‘Powers,’ where cops are faced with the task of reigning in those individuals with abilities beyond the ordinary.
Sony first released the trailer at New York’s Comic Con, much to the delight of those in attendance. Check out the trailer below for your own opinion:
The chemistry between Copley and Forbes seems appropriate, with his on the edge character still suffering from what seems like withdrawals from his powers, to her no-nonsense steadfastness in trying to get the job done. And the scene at the end with his attempt to punch in a window demonstrates the show’s willingness to take itself less seriously, an essential part of any comic book adaptation.
As previously reported, ‘Powers’ fans have waited a long time to see the comic come to life, from the early days when FX was attempting to produce the series, to its fruition now on the Playstation Network. For a better understanding of the world and what the show will be about, read the full synopsis below:
“Powers follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals? Enter the men and women of the Powers Division, the only people brave enough to go up against the overpaid, commercialized, superhumans who glide through the sky imposing their power over the crowds below who both worship and fear them.”
For Sony’s first foray into drama, not to mention comic books on what we’ll loosely call “television,” it seems like they did their homework and have concocted a show that’ll work. We’ll see for sure when the show premieres on the Playstation Network in December.