Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Sony are casting their POWERS pilot for the Playstation Network

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

FX made a pilot based on the comic-book POWERS starring Jason Patric, but it wasn't ordered to series. But now Sony Pictures Television is giving an adaptation a go, with a series heading to the Playstation Network. The comic is about two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who solve crimes perpetrated by people with super-abilities. They're sort of the Men In Black in a superhero context.

Sony have just released casting details for their crack at this new project. Sharlto Copley (District 9) is playing Christian Walker, with Susan Heyward (The Following) as his screen partner Deena Pilgrim. As you can see, both aren't exactly dead ringers for the source material.

They'll be joined by Eddie Izzard (Hannibal) as a villain called Wolfe who was once Christian's mentor, and Michelle Forbes (The Killing) as "Retro Girl".

Completing this casting news is Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones) as a criminal called Johnny Royalle with the ability to teleport, and Olesya Rulin (High School Musical) as a teenage 'power' called Calista.

Filming should on the show should begin fairly soon, with Powers set to be released as an online exclusive for Playstation Network members. I own a PS3 but can't say it's even occurred to me to use PSN to watch a TV show, and I've had that console years. I wonder if Sony will encounter serious problems once Powers launches, merely educating people to use their Playstations in this way.