First Photo of PSN’s ‘Powers’ Released

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
First Photo of PSN’s ‘Powers’ Released
Sharlto Copley at the 2009 Comic-Con in San Diego, California. July 2009

A photo from the very first television series coming to the Playstation Network (PSN), “Powers,” has been released. The show is expected to roll out this December on the gaming and streaming site. Find out the details about this news story below.

“Powers,” PSN’s very first venture into making an original series, has had a bumpy ride when it was first developed for the cable network FX in 2011. As reported previously in July, FX already had its stars for the show and even went as far as filming the pilot with Jason Patric and Lucy Punch playing the lead roles. However, this was never picked up to series, and eventually, the project was shelved. It wasn’t until PSN expressed interest into developing their own TV shows that “Powers” was revived. When the gaming site decided to go on a different direction with “Powers,” the pilot that was already shot was officially scrapped. It had to start all over.

Soon after, production of the series with PSN was fast-tracked and the hiring of new actors was underway. Sharlto Copley (“District 9”) and Susan Heyward (“The Following”) were chosen as the new lead actors, taking the role of Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, respectively. The two are homicide detectives, whose main assignment would be to protect and provide order in Chicago, making sure that people with special abilities, or powers, were out of trouble. The two detectives also investigate supernatural deaths.

Here is the official photo of Copley and Heyward as the show’s lead characters, as posted on Gamespot:

“Powers” is actually an adaptation of a comic book series written by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

“My dream was for the show and the books to almost run in parallel universes as they explore the same themes,” said Bendis in an interview with USA Today, who described the tandem of Walker and Pilgrim as the heart and soul of the story.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of how the characters look like versus their comic book counterparts, as posted by a fan on Twitter. Did they get the characterization right?

Keep tabs on more news about “Powers,” the very first original series from Playstation, here on Movie News Guide (MNG). Subscribers to PSN will be able to watch the series exclusively.

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Natasha Baucas

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