Sony has revealed the first image of its PlayStation-exclusive television show, Powers, which features Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward. The duo are poised to play Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, respectively; two homicide detectives who have a particular interest in cases orbiting around those with superhuman abilities.
USA Today also caught up with the show’s executive producer, Charlie Huston, who touched upon the core concept of the series and how the dynamic between the two genres adds a sense of realism to Powers.
“It’s such a clever concept to try and imagine a real world where you actually have to deal with powers and how they impact society, and to do that through the lens of a cop drama.”
Though Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Michael Bendis’ comic book never made it on to the silver screen over at FX, Sony chose to pick up the IP and order it straight to series as part of the company’s push for original TV content on the PlayStation Network.
Currently in its fourth week of filming in Atlanta, it’s also understood that the adaptation will deviate quite significantly from the source material, particularly in regards to Copley’s rendition of Christian. While the detective is portrayed in the comic as reticent and stoic, Huston described the on-screen version as more “up-tempo” in order to inject some personality into the persona for the visual audience.
Finally, Houston also touched briefly on the network switch, with Sony’s financial backing helping the cult comic book see the light of day.
“We’re getting the best of both worlds. We’re getting a network-budgeted show, and we’re getting to dive in as dark and deep as we want to go.”
While Sony is yet to release an air date for Powers, it’s expected that the show will debut midway through the season. Either way, fans can expect a ten-episode season come release and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with the PlayStation Network series.
Source: USA Today