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Powers, PlayStation's first original TV series, premieres this March

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Powers, the television adaptation of the Icon Comics graphic novel, will debut March 10 on PlayStation Network, book co-creator Brian Michael Bendis announced today on the PlayStation Blog.

The first three of 10 episodes will arrive on PSN that day, and the following seven will be released in order, a new episode every Tuesday. The pilot will be "free for everyone at PlayStation.com/Powers," said Bendis, and PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to watch the entire season for free. Powers was originally set to premiere in December.

"As I sift through different cuts of the episodes and the raw footage, I've been hearing from our cast on the set about how much fun everyone has been having. They battled the Atlanta weather and the flu and they pulled together and really gave it their all," said Bendis. Production on the first season began last fall and is now complete.

Powers is based on the graphic novel of the same name written by Bendis and illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming. The series stars Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Susan Heyward (The Following) as Chicago homicide detectives who handle cases involving "powers" — individuals with super powers. The cast also includes Michelle Forbes, Noah Taylor and Eddie Izzard.

For much more on Powers, check out the trailer and artwork below, and read our coverage of the series' New York Comic Con 2014 panel, which includes interviews with some of the principal cast.

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