BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS’ comic ‘POWERS’ becoming TV show. ON PLAYSTATION. Word?
Well then. Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Oeming’s original comic Powers is finally coming to flat screens around the world. It’s been talked about for ages, and well fuck my greasy knobs!, it’s coming. But here’s the interesting thing. The son of a bitch is coming courtesy of PlayStation. Yep.
Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming‘s “Powers” looks to finally be headed to TV. Deadline reports that an hour-long drama based on the comic book will be Sony‘s first original series on itsPlayStation gaming and media platform — a move to further the brand by expanding into Netflix-esque original content.
The order is reported to be “around 10 episodes.” No cast or start date has been announced, but Deadline says the show is “expected to be of premium cable quality.”
“Powers” has been in development as a TV series for years, with a pilot produced in 2011 for FX. That pilot, starring Jason Patric as Christian Walker and Lucy Punch as Deena Pilgrim, was not picked up, but the show remained in development. Novelist and comic book writer Charlie Huston was reported last year to have written a new pilot, which is the version of the show slated to debut on PlayStation. Huston and TV veteran Remi Aubuchon are set to serve as showrunners. [CBR]