Production officially began on Sony’s upcoming adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comic series “Powers” a few weeks ago, and now USA Today has delivered our first look at Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward as Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim in the series.
“It’s such a clever concept to try and imagine a real world where you actually have to deal with powers and how they impact society, and to do that through the lens of a cop drama,” executive producer Charlie Huston told the newspaper. “Like with all genre stuff, it’s a chance to work out (stuff) that you’re curious about and interested in in the real world and then put it into a form that is larger than life.”
“My dream was for the show and the books to almost run in parallel universes as they explore the same themes,” Bendis revealed, before pointing out they’re pulling no punches. “We’re getting the best of both worlds. We’re getting a network-budgeted show, and we’re getting to dive in as dark and deep as we want to go.”
“Powers,” written by Bendis and drawn by Oeming, follows two detectives as they investigate superhero-related homicides. The series launched in 2004 through Image Comics and is now published by Marvels Icon imprint.
Charlie Huston wrote the first episode and serves 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.