Most shows don’t get a second chance, but the comic-inspired series Powers is about to get its third shot at small-screen glory.
It seems like everyone is beefing up their original programming these days, and Sony just picked up a buzzy, comic-inspired series that’s been bouncing around development hell for years. Brian Michael Bendis’ Powers will be the Playstation Network’s first hourlong drama, bringing quite a bit of genre cachet with it.
The series has been lingering in the shadows at FX for years now, and got two shots at a pilot before the network ultimately passed. But third time’s the charm, and apparently Sony Pictures TV liked what it saw from the latest incarnation. Remi Aubuchon (Falling Skies) and Charlie Huston will serve as executive producers.
Based on the comic of the same name, the series will follow Detective Christian Walker, who is in charge of tracking and investigating superhero-related crime in his city. The 10-episode order is described as part crime noir and part superhero series, and is said to be of “premium cable quality.” Its origin at FX, despite the fact that it was axed, is a positive sign in that regard.
We’re psyched to see this series finally get a shot, and if it's anything like the comic, should be one heck of a thrill ride. Here’s hoping they finally worked out all the kinks that led FX to pass.