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NYCC: First Footage from Brian Michael Bendis’ POWERS TV Show Debuts at New York Comic-Con

Your day has arrived, Powers fans! The indie comic series (pictured above) that has long deserved a great-looking TV show is finally getting one. Today the lucky crowd at New York Comic-Con was the first to watch footage from the upcoming adaptation of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming’s award-winning superhero/police procedural comic book. Bendis and Oeming — executive producers on the TV show — introduced the clips. PlayStation’s “edgy new dramatic series” from Sony Pictures Television, also brought stars Susan Heyward, Noah Taylor, Eddie Izzard, Olesya Rulin, and Logan Browning to the convention. Here’s the official description… and the footage!

Powers follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.” As you’ll see in the first look trailer, Powers centers on Walker’s journey as a hero who lost his powers and struggles with losing what made him great.”

“Available this winter, PlayStation platform owners will be able to download/stream individual episodes of Powers. Members of PlayStation Plus, the premium gaming membership, will be able to view the entire POWERS series for free and obtain exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. Episode 1 of Powers will be made free for everyone, regardless if they own a PlayStation or not.

Image: Image Comics

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  1. Kevin F. says:

    It’s umm…certainly different from the comic, at least aesthetically. Aside from the fact that the characters look disappointingly nothing like their comic book counterparts, the trailer looks “ok”. Part of what makes the comic so great, aside from the writing, is the look of the thing. The harsh lighting and dynamic figures define the book as much as Bendis’ words. There is no “wow” in this trailer. Its boring and very plain in the way its shot and assembled….in my opinion. 

  2. Nathaniel H says:

    Oh, cool, I saw them filming the park scene a couple weeks ago near campus.  I’m excited to see what it’s like (haven’t read the source), but I don’t have a Playstation…

  3. Nick says:

    This looks nothing like the comic! I love Sharlto but he looks nothing like Walker. And Pilgrim is supposed to a short white girl with blonde hair!!! What’s going on? I dunno if I should be excited or disappointed about this…

  4. Dan Casey says:

    This looks like it will be that good in my opinion

  5. matt says:

    this doesn’t look like it will be that good in my opinion.