Remember we reported a while back that Sony were doing a Sony Playstation Network series based on the Powers graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming?
Well, it seems the series will have David Slade, director of several Hannibal and Breaking Bad episodes and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, looking after the first two episodes, and he’ll exec-produce them too.
The series is expected to debut in December
Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir and police procedural, Powers is set in a world full of people with superhuman abilities and where all of those powers are just another catalyst for mayhem and murder. It follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to protect humans like us and investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as Powers who glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire and who clash above cities in epic battle, oblivious to the mortals below.
Powers is produced by Sony Pictures TV. Circle of Confusion, Bendis, Oeming and Michael Dinner also will executive produce with Huston and Remi Aubuchon (Falling Skies), along with Circle of Confusion’s David Engel, David Alpert and Lawrence Mattis. Huston and Aubuchon will serve as showrunners. SPT will sell internationally.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter