After a lengthy development process that included a cancelled pilot for FX, the series adaptation of the sci-fi graphic novel Powers debuted on Wednesday as the PlayStation platform’s first original live-action series. It was originally scheduled to premiere in December.
PlayStation Plus members will be able to watch the entire 10-episode season for free. The first 3 episodes are also currently available on the PlayStation Store.
The series stars Sharlto Copley, the South African actor best known for his role in writer/director Neill Blomkamp’s 2009 sci-fi feature District 9. He plays Christian Walker, a detective investigating crimes involving people with super powers.
The cast also includes Susan Heyward, Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Adam Godley and Michelle Forbes.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Circle of Confusion, Powers is adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. The pair serves as executive producers on the series, along with Remi Aubuchon, Charlie Huston and David Engel.
Sony Pictures Television produced a pilot of Powers starring Jason Patric for FX in 2011.