If you count the failed attempt to bring Powers to series over at FX, we’ve been waiting for the adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis comic book for about four years, but Sony Pictures Television never gave up on it. Rather than go after a traditional network to pick up the show, Sony decided to produce 10 episodes of Powers for PlayStation Network. This rendition stars Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker. After his powers are stolen in battle, Christian decides to become a detective in the Powers Division, hoping his experience as a former Powers elite will give him an edge when investigating crimes involving superpowered individuals.
PlayStation just announced that the first three episodes of Powers will be available on March 10th followed by one new episode every Tuesday after that. Hit the jump for more on the show and to check out a new Powers poster.
According to the announcement, everyone can watch the first three episodes of Powers for free over at PlayStation.com/Powers. After that, new episodes will be free for members of PlayStation Plus and will be available in the PlayStation Store for purchase for everyone else.
Here’s a snippet of what Bendis posted on the PlayStation Blog regarding the release:
“As I sift through different cuts of the episodes and the raw footage, I’ve been hearing from our cast on the set about how much fun everyone has been having. They battled the Atlanta weather and the flu and they pulled together and really gave it their all.”
And here’s the official synopsis for Powers:
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.