During Monday’s Sony event at E3 2014, Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of the popular comic book Powers, appeared on stage to offer an update on the development of the TV version of the series. Bendis confirmed that Powers would finally make the leap from page to screen.
“We are so excited to officially announce to you that Powers has been green-lit to series from Sony Television and PlayStation,” Bendis told the audience.
Back in March, it was revealed that the series, which is the brainchild of both Bendis and co-creator Michael Avon Oeming, would be the first original television series to debut on the PlayStation Network. Powers revolves around the story of police detectives charged with investigating crimes involving superpowers.
The series is scheduled to premiere in December, with the first episode set to be free for all PlayStation Network users. The entire first season will be free for PS Plus subscribers. There is no word on what pricing will look like for non-subscribers.
The adaptation of Bendis and Oeming’s comic has been long in development. A Powers TV pilot was even filmed for FX, with Jason Patric and Lucy Punch in the lead roles as Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, respectively. The project stalled out at FX, though, and it moved to Sony earlier this year.
Bendis will serve as an executive producer for the series, and promised frequent updates throughout the summer leading up to the series’ premiere.
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