David Slade to direct Powers series for PlayStation Network

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During Sony’s E3 event last month, Powers creator Brian Bendis confirmed that a live-action series based on his popular comic book about police detectives charged with investigating cases involving super-powered heroes and villains had been green-lit by Sony Television and the PlayStation, and promised updates on the project throughout the summer. We now have the first of those updates.

The official Playstation Blog reports that 30 Days of Night and Hard Candy director David Slade will be behind the camera for the first two episodes of the Powers television series, which will be the first original, live-action series to debut exclusively on the PlayStation Network. On the television side, Slade is probably best known for his recent work on the Hannibal series, directing five episodes and serving as an executive producer for the show. He also directed episodes of Breaking Bad and Awake.

Powers follows two police detectives, Deena Pilgrim and Christian Walker, who are tasked with investigating cases of homicide that involve superhuman powers. Shooting is expected to begin on the series in the near future.

The episodes directed by Slade were written by Charlie Huston, and the first episode will be available free to all PSN users in December. Subsequent episodes will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers and available to buy individually for non-subscribers.

“We’re making incredible progress on Powers and look forward to sharing more soon,” reports the PlayStation Blog.