During 2013′s E3, Sony promised original programming for it’s newest gaming platform, the Playstation 4. Details on exactly what that was remained a bit vague. We now have an idea as they have announced the first show, Powers, based on the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
The series is being produced by PlayStation which is part of Sony Pictures TV. There had been some movement on the series in the past, including a pilot for FX. The new series will be penned by Charlie Huston. Bendis, Oeming and Michael Dinner will executive produce with Huston and Remi Aubuchon, along with Circle of Confusion’s David Engel, David Alpert and Lawrence Mattis. Huston and Aubuchon will serve as showrunners.
The series combines noir, police procedural and superheroes and follows a detective who protects humans and investigates cases involving folks with superpowers.
There’s no date set yet for the series to start but it is reported the show will be 10 episodes.
Original programming is becoming a big deal on gaming platforms. During their pitch for the Xbox One, Microsoft mentioned an original series based on the Halo video game.