After casting one of its two leads in July 2014, the Powers television series that is coming to PlayStation Network later this year has now cast three more actors, including the series’ primary villain.
Deadline reports that the series based on Brian Bendis and Michael Oeming’s popular comic book has added stand-up comedian and actor Eddie Izzard to the cast in the role of Wolfe, the chief villain of the series, a super-powered bad guy who has spent two decades locked in prison. He’s also the former mentor of Detective Christian Walker, one of the two homicide detectives who serve as the series’ leads.
The program has also cast Game Of Thrones actor Noah Taylor as Johnny Royalle, the owner of the “Here and Gone Club” who can teleport at will, and High School Musical actress Olesya Rulin as Calista, a street-smart teenager with a connection to the local super-powered scene.
The three new cast members will join previously announced lead Susan Heyward, who will play Detective Deena Pilgrim, the partner of Det. Walker. The series follows Walker and Pilgrim as they investigate cases of homicide that involve the use of super-powers in a world where superhuman abilities are relatively commonplace and those who possess them are referred to as “powers.”
Along with Heyward, Breaking Bad actor Adam Godley was cast in the film last month as Captain Cross, Walker and Pilgrim’s boss. Max Fowler (The Killing) was cast as the teenage son of Walker’s previous partner, who was murdered by a power.
Scheduled to premiere in December on PSN, Powers is a joint production of PSN and Sony Television, with the first two episodes directed by David Slade (30 Days of Night) and written by Charlie Huston.