PlayStation will officially launch into offering original television content this March. The long-awaited drama series, Powers, an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ and Michael Avon Oeming’s graphic novel series, will debut exclusively on PlayStation Network, on March 10th.
Powers was originally targeting a December 2014 premiere, though Sony appeared to quietly let the show slip out of last year. This time however, we have a firm premiere date, with Sony also confirming that the ten-episode series will debut three episodes during its premiere date, and then air the remaining episodes once for the next several Tuesday’s.
Starring Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward, Powers revolves around a precinct of detectives that investigate homicides involving super-powered individuals. The show has been in development for many years, even almost launching with a separate version on dedicated television network, FX, though that version ended up falling through.
The entire debut season of Powers will be free to view for PlayStation Plus members, with regular PlayStation Network members having to pay some sort of fee to watch the show, at least beyond the first episode, which will be free to view for anyone. Sony hasn’t yet detailed the specifics of said fee however. A double-size Powers #1 will also be released to comic book stores and Comixology from January 21st to commemorate the show getting a launch date.
Despite Microsoft shuttering their own original television studio meant for Xbox One (though a Halo television series is still set to debut on Showtime this year), Sony appears to be embracing the idea of doing their own shows. Powers is meant to serve as a springboard to other potential shows viewable exclusively on PlayStation Network, and if it nets positive reception, it will likely lead to future seasons and new original PlayStation shows in the future.
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