An adaptation of superhero-noir comic book Powers was long in development at FX. It had a full creative team – including the comic’s co-creator Brian Michael Bendis, who talked about the series with EW back in 2011. A pilot was even shot, with Jason Patric and Lucy Punch in the lead roles. But the project went into turnaround, with rumors of a new creative direction.
And if nothing else, we now know that direction led Powers right off cable television and into the frontier of streaming TV. At their press conference on Monday, Sony took a break from announcing new videogames to announce the official arrival of a Powers adaptation to the Playstation Network.
Bendis himself strolled onstage to discuss the creative team, which includes crime novelist Charlie Huston and Remi Aubuchon, a lead producer on genre series like Falling Skies and Persons Unknown. Bendis promised copious casting announcements and updates throughout the summer.
The series will debut in December; the first episode will be free for all Playstation Network users, and PS Plus subscribers can watch the whole first season for free.