Originally thought to debut on the Playstation Network (PSN) last December, the console gaming site’s first original live-action series, “Powers,” has been confirmed for release on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Read on for more details to this news story.
The announcement on the release of “Powers” was posted on the PSN blogsite by the show’s creator, Brian Michael Bendis. He wrote that production has just wrapped up and that the show has been confirmed to debut on the Playstation Store on the said date.
Bendis also said that only the pilot episode to “Powers” will be released for free for those with subscription to the gaming site. But members who are on a Playstation Plus subscription will be able to download the rest of the episode without making any additional payment.
According to Polygon, PSN will be releasing the first three episodes on March 10, 2015, while succeeding episodes (4 to 10) will be out in installment every Tuesday.
Fans of the graphic novel written by Bendis, from which the show is based, will also get some surprises and giveaways on the launch.
“Powers” stars Sharlto Copley (“District 9”) and Susan Heyward (“The Following”) as Chicago detectives assigned to handle special cases involving people with supernatural abilities. The show also features Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Michelle Forbes, Olesya Rulin and Logan Browning.
Filming for the series commenced last fall after years of negotiations, developments and cast and production changes.
The series joins the latest trend of providing original content for streaming, a business model that sites like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu have been successful with. Playstation, however, is the first gaming console service to develop its own original series. Its closest competitor, Xbox from Microsoft, is also reportedly coming up with its own series based on the “Halo” franchise.
Here’s the synopsis of “Powers” from the official website:
Powers, an edgy dramatic series, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals? Enter the men and women of the Powers Division, the brave people in charge of protecting humans like us and keeping the peace over commercialized, god-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them.
— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) January 20, 2015
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