PlayStation TV series 'Powers' gets director for first two episodes

The first two episodes of Powers, the PlayStation television series based on the Icon Comics graphic novel, will be directed by David Slade, Sony Network Entertainment announced today on the PlayStation Blog.

Powers' first two episodes were written by Charlie Huston. The show is adapted from the graphic novel from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. All three individuals are executive producers on the show, and Slade will serve as an executive producer on the episodes he is directing.

Slade has been working as a director in television since 2011. He began with an episode of Breaking Bad, and has also worked on the NBC series Awake, Hannibal and Crossbones. Slade's feature film directing credits include 30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Powers focuses on two Chicago homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who handle cases involving "powers" — people with superhuman abilities. The TV series offers a new take on the graphic novel: It's "set amidst today's paparazzi culture," according to Sony, and focuses on the idea that people might use superpowers to be selfish rather than selfless.

Sony announced during its E3 2014 press briefing that Powers will premiere on PlayStation Network this December. The pilot will be free for all PSN users, and the entire series will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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