Powers, PlayStation Network’s first original live-action TV series, will debut on Tuesday, March 10. The announcement was made by Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of the Powers comic books, on which the series is based, and executive producer of the show.
The first three episodes of the 10-episode first season will be made available March 10, followed by the release of one new episode every Tuesday. The release pattern is a blend of the streaming model of debuting a whole season at the same time and the traditional TV network schedule of premiering one episode a week. The first episode of Powers will be free for everyone at PlayStation.com/Powers, while the full season will be free to members of PlayStation Plus.
Also released today was key art for the series, originally slated for December 2014.
Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir and police procedural, Powers, produced by Sony Pictures TV, is set in a world full of people with superhuman abilities and where all of those powers are just another catalyst for mayhem and murder. It follows detectives Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to protect humans like us and investigate cases involving Powers, who can glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire and clash above cities in epic battle, oblivious to the mortals below. Charlie Huston and Remi Aubuchon are the showrunners.
Here is the first trailer for the series that premiered at New York Comic-Con in October: