It's taken a good long while for Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's revered 'Powers' comic to finally get its own series, but with Sony TV and the Playstation Network officially backing a new adaptation with Sharlto Copley in the lead, it's time to suit up. Meet our new Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim in the first official photo from forthcoming superhero drama 'Powers'!

Courtesy of USA Today, the first photo of Sony's PSN drama doesn't show much beyond a burly-looking Copley as ex-Power Christian Walker and Susan Heyward's Deena Pilgrim, though the accompanying article offers a few new insights into the adaptation. For one, showrunner Charlie Huston previews that Copley's Christan Walker will be much more uptempo than the stoic comic character, while Heyward's character will hew much closer to the comics, the character's skin tone not withstanding.

Set to debut in December 2014 as a PlayStation original series, Sony's 'Powers' will see the 'District 9' star Copley as Christian Walker, a once-powerful superhero who lost his abilities fighting a supervillain, and since works with the 'Powers' department in law enforcement alongside Deena Pilgrim. Genre favorite Michelle Forbes ('Orphan Black') will play the role of faded female superhero Retro Girl, alongside Eddie Izzard and 'Game of Thrones' star Noah Taylor's supervillain roles, and Olesya Rulin's teenage hero.

Previously, the series was also revealed to have cast 'The Killing' star Max Fowler as Krispin Stockley, son to Christian Walker’s murdered partner and 'Breaking Bad''s Adam Godley as the bookish, respectful and secretive Captain Cross. For those unfamiliar with ‘Powers,’ here's how Sony describes the superhero series based on Brian Michael Bendis' work:

In a nutshell, “Powers” is an edgy dramatic series that follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as Powers. Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, “Powers” asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals?

Enter the men and women of the Powers Division, the brave people in charge of protecting humans like us and keeping the peace with these over-paid, commercialized, god-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them.

In its first two (of 10) episodes written by executive producer Charlie Huston and directed by David Slade, 'Powers' will see Circle of Confusion return to executive produce alongside co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Michael Dinner will remain as executive producer and director, with Huston and ‘Falling Skies‘ Remi Aubuchon executive producing under showrunners Bendis and Huston.

PSN users in the United States will be able to watch the first episode of “Powers” for free this December, while PS Plus members will be able to view the entire series for free. in the meantime, check out our first full look at Sony TV's 'Powers' below, and tell us in the comments if you think Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward have Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim down pat!

 

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