The long-awaited adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's comic book series "Powers" is still on the way — but now, it's been given new life thanks to the video game industry.
The Sony Pictures Television adaptation was previously set up at FX, with the network going so far as to produce an unreleased pilot starring Jason Patric and Charles S. Dutton. Now, "Powers" will come to viewers through the PlayStation Network. The video game console has ordered "Powers" straight to series, in what's likely to be a 10-episode order, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Powers," written by Bendis and illustrated by Oeming, takes place in a world where super-human men and women exist. Much like the title, these people are referred to as "powers." Detective Christian Walker, played by Jason Patric in the FX pilot, is one such powered individual; he investigates cases involving other "powers," alongside his partner Deena Pilgrim, played in the FX pilot by Lucy Punch.
With "Powers" moving away from FX and landing at PlayStation, the comic book series will undergo some changes, including an overhaul of the cast from the unaired pilot. Bendis and Oeming will executive produce the series alongside writer Charlie Huston, as well as several "Walking Dead" veterans including Circle of Confusion's David Alpert.
The worlds of comic book television and original digital programming seem to be bigger now than ever. With "Powers" now on the way as PlayStation's first original series offering, it seems that those worlds will only continue to grow.
What do you think of the news of "Powers" heading to PlayStation?