Sony Pictures Television has found a new home for Image/Icon comics adaptation “Powers,” says THR.
Following years of development, including a pilot at FX, video game console PlayStation has picked up the superhero drama straight to series!!
“Powers,” based on Brian Michael Bendis’ Image/Icon comic that revolves around a cop who works in the Powers division of the police force and deals with crimes involving those endowed with special abilities, will likely be a 10-episode production for Sony’s PlayStation.
The Sony-owned gaming console will recast the entire project with writer Charlie Huston stepping in for Charles Eglee.
Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir and police procedural, “Powers” is a one-hour drama set in a world full of people with superhuman abilities and where all of those powers are just another catalyst for mayhem and murder. The series follows Detective Christian Walker (played by Jason Patric in the FX pilot), who is in charge of protecting humans like us and investigating cases involving the God-like men and women, referred to as “powers,” who glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire and clash above cities in epic battle, oblivious to the mortals below.
For its part, Microsoft’s Xbox has yet to formalize its first scripted series order.