Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor and Olesya Rulin Join Sony's Powers
August 15, 2014
Deadline reports this morning that three more have joined the cast of Sony's upcoming adaptation of "Powers" and among those new names are legendary comedian Eddie Izzard as "big bad" Wolfe, former "Game of Thrones" star Noah Taylor as criminal mastermind Johnny Royalle, and Olesya Rulin ("High School Musical") as Calista, a super powered teen with ties to Detective Christian Walker.
"Powers," written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming, follows two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, as they investigate superhero-related homicides. The series launched in 2004 through Image Comics and is now published by Marvel’s Icon imprint.
Susan Heyward stars as Detective Pilgrim and is joined by Max Fowler as Krispin Stockley and Adam Godley as Captain Cross.
Charlie Huston will write the first episode and serve as showrunner with Remi Aubuchon. 30 Days of Night and "Hannibal" director David Slade will helm the first two episodes of the series, which will launch on the PlayStation Network this December.