8:30pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Superhumans Run Amok in the First Season of Sony's 'Powers' (Video)
"The world as you know it is going to end soon."
Ahead of Tuesday's premiere of Powers — a 10-episode series based on the independent comic created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming — Sony Pictures Television has released a glimpse into the world where everyday cops are forced to deal with a world of superpowers, celebrity and science gone oh-so-wrong.
The series stars Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward as lead cops Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, with Michelle Forbes, Eddie Izzard and Olesya Rulin providing backup as Retro Girl, Wolfe and Calista, respectively. The series' initial episodes were written by showrunner Charlie Huston, with David Slade directing the first two installments. (Remi Aubuchon is co-showrunner alongside Huston.)
Powers marks Sony's first foray into original scripted programming for its PlayStation Network, with episodes available at no cost to PlayStation Plus subscribers. (Nonsubscribers will be able to view the first episode for free.) The initial three episodes will be released March 10, followed by the weekly release of subsequent installments.