The TV adaptation of the comic book Powers has cast its two lead roles. THR reports that Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Michelle Forbes (True Blood, Battlestar Galactica) have been tapped to star in the series for PlayStation, which is producing the adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis comic. Copley will play Christian Walker, a cop who works in the Powers division of the police force, dealing specifically with crimes involving those who have special abilities. Forbes will play Retro Girl, a character who is the “superstar” of the Powers community. FX was previously developing a Powers TV show adaptation that never went forward, with Jason Patric and Carly Foulkes filling the roles of Christian and Retro Girl, respectively.
30 Days of Night helmer and Hannibal principal director David Slade will direct the first two episodes of Powers, with Charlie Huston serving as executive producer. The series will debut exclusively on the PlayStation Network this December.