During the annual New York Comic-Con, Sony took the opportunity to unveil the first trailer for its PlayStation-exclusive television show, Powers.
Based on Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Michael Bendis’ eponymous comic book, the series is due to premiere this December and follows Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), a pair of homicidal detectives who specialize in the abnormal.
Specifically, the two appear to be keeping close tabs on the titular Powers — a group of humans with supernatural abilities — within the Windy City itself, Chicago. From the above footage, it appears as though Copley’s character has an innate connection with the misunderstood antagonists, claiming that they somehow managed to steal his own mystical powers.
Joining Copley and Heyward for the procedural are Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin, Max Fowler, and Adam Godley. It’s understood that the pilot episode will be overseen by David Slade — whose previous work includes the critically-adorned Hannibal, among many other things.
Powers will premiere exclusively on the PlayStation Network this December with a ten-episode season. The pilot episode will be available for every user, while the entire season will only be open to those with a PlayStation Plus subscription.
In the meantime, you can check out the official synopsis for the upcoming superhero show below.
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?