Sony Brings ‘Powers’ to Playstation

Powers TV Series
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Powers TV SeriesNetflix, Amazon and Hulu have all started creating original content for digital streaming, now Sony is throwing their hat in the ring, bringing the comic book drama Powers TV series to PlayStation. Sony Pictures TV chose not to be left behind by the many networks that are jumping on dark and gritty comic books to make into television series, like AMC’s Preacher and NBC’s Constantine.

A Powers TV series has been long in the making, originally being optioned by Sony for film in 2001, then a pilot to be aired on FX in 2011, which was cast, shot and scrapped. Now Powers is back, to be the first show created for the PlayStation console.

The show based on the comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, will be written by Charlie Huston, with a new take on the original story. Powers TV SeriesHuston, along with Remi Aubuchon (Producer of Falling Skies, Persons Unknown & Caprica) will be helming the project.

Powers is a pulp noir story set in a world of super powered citizens. A dark and gritty police procedural that follows Homicide Detective Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim (not yet known if she’s going to be part of the show), who investigate crimes involving supers, that they call in story ‘powers’. Around 10 episodes have been ordered for the show, but an air date is still up in the air.  We’ll keep fans of the comics up to date on any casting rumors or news that comes in the following months.

Source: Deadline

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is a long time slave to the Silver Screen, and all around media junkie, with a strong interest in the study and archival of classic cinema reels, scripts, press releases and props. A professional artist, dabbling in prop fabrication, costuming, and practical effects makeup in her spare time. She credits much of her artistic inspiration to her life long love of movies, and holds a special adoration for stop motion animation, film noir, and classic B movies. She writes a movie editorial blog called Sleepless Cinema, sharing her candid view on all media, new and old. Insomniac and cinephile, coffee swiller and media collector, has silver screen scream queen dreams, and she lives her life in technicolor. "While the world sleeps, I watch". - Ruby LeRouge
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