We’ve known for awhile that Sony had teamed up with Marvel creator Brian Michael Bendis to bring his original creation ‘Powers‘ to the small screen and now we know when we can watch it! This 10-episode take on his comic was set to be released this year but we haven’t actually known when until now.
According to Bendis:
“It is my honor and privilege to officially tell you that PlayStation will be releasing the first three episodes on March 10th followed by the debut of a new episode every Tuesday. The first episode will be free for everyone at PlayStation.com/Powers and the full season will be available free to members of PlayStation Plus…which you should have already because it’s awesome.”
So there you go folk! March 10th, 2015 is when the series will debut on PlayStation TV. In the series we’ll see Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward as two detectives who are working in a division of the police force that specializes in crimes that involve people with superhuman abilities.
You can check out the new teaser poster for the series below:
Along with the release date and poster, Eddie Izzard has been making the press rounds for the show and we have this footage from his interview on KTLA where he talks about ‘Powers’ and the difficulties of filming a series like this. A clip from the premiere episode appears at the 3:30 mark:
Powers, an edgy dramatic series, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman 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 brave people in charge of protecting humans like us and keeping the peace over commercialized, god-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them.
What do you think about ‘Powers’? Do you plan on checking it out or do you need it to come to another network in order for that to happen?