New trailer for PSN’s Powers series offers a rooftop peek at a super-powered battle

There are only a few more weeks until Powers premieres on the PlayStation Network, and Sony has debuted a new trailer for the series that offers a nice taste of what life is like for the detectives tasked with investigating superpower-related crimes in the series’ alternate version of Los Angeles.

The 40-second preview puts actor Sharlto Copley front and center as Detective Christian Walker, who narrates the trailer while looking out at a sky filled with powerful superhuman heroes and villains battling in mid-air. As the camera pans out, Walker’s own superhero-shaped shadow can be seen, underlining the show’s maxim “Real power lies within.”

The series is based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s celebrated comic-book series of the same name, and stars Susan Heyward as Walker’s partner, Detective Deena Pilgrim, as well as Max Fowler, Adam Godley, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin, and Eddie Izzard. Crime novelist and comic-book writer Charlie Huston (Moon Knight) wrote the first episode of the series and serves as showrunner along with Caprica producer Remi Aubuchon.

The first two episodes of the series were directed by 30 Days of Night and Hannibal director David Slade.

Powers premieres on PSN March 10, with the first three episodes available immediately to PlayStation Plus subscribers, and the pilot episode available to everyone on PSN and at New episodes will then premiere every Tuesday.