12:28pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
David Slade to Direct PlayStation's 'Powers' Adaptation
PlayStation Network's Powers adaptation is fleshing out its behind-the-scenes crew as production on the live-action comic book take inches closer to its start date.
Hannibal's David Slade has been tapped to direct the first two episodes of the series from studio Sony Pictures Television. Slade, whose credits include Breaking Bad and features 30 Days of Night and Twilight: Eclipse, joins a creative team that includes writer/EP Charlie Huston, comic creator Brian Michael Bendis, Remi Aubuchon, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Diner and David Engel.
Powers, based on Bendis' Image/Icon comic that revolves around a cop who works in the Powers division of the police force and deals with crimes involving those endowed with special abilities, will be a 10-episode production for Sony's PlayStation Network. The first episode will stream for free via PSN, with PlayStation Plus subscribers able to view the series for free.
The Sony-owned gaming console will recast the entire project with writer Huston stepping in for Charles Eglee, who was attached to the long-gestating FX adaptation that failed to move forward.
Powers debuts on PlayStation Network in December. Casting is already underway, though as yet none of the roles have been filled.