It’s good to be a comic fan. First there was the new Flash spin-off from the CW’s Arrow, and then there’s Gotham and also the upcoming Constantine series. Let’s not forget the continuing seasons of Arrow and Marvel’s Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now we get our first look at latest comic to get a TV adaptation, Powers, of which the trailer recently premiered at New York Comic Con.
For those of you who have yet to pick up this pretty awesome comic, here’s the gist of it. Based on police procedural comic by Brian Micheal Bendis & Micheal Avon Oeming, the story is about two Chicago Police Department homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim. Sounds pretty standard right? Well here’s the hook, they specifically specialise in crimes that involve super powers or the super human community.
Christian Walker is an embittered and on-the-edge former superhero who lost his power and tries to adopt a live of normal human. On the other hand, there’s his partner Deena Pilgrim, a deadpan and serious cop who takes no crap from others. Together, they investigate various crimes involving super power and the super human community, referred in the series as Powers, which is where its titles come from. The story combines three genres into one oh so good comic form- superhero, crime noir and the police procedural. As far as we can tell from the trailer, the TV series isn’t straying too far from the source material, so we have pretty high hopes.
So who’s going to be in it? Sharlto Copley who kicked butt for his role in sci-fi blockbusters like District 9 and Elysium will be putting on Christian Walkers shoes while Susan Heyward, who was last seen in The Following, will be playing his partner, Deena Pilgrim.
Powers was launched in 2000 under aegis of Image Comics and now it is published by Marvel’s Icon Imprint since 2004. Director of Hannibal, David Slade will be directing 2 pilot episodes that is scheduled for airing on the PlayStation Network in late 2014.
Source: Super Hero Hype