Sony's Playstation Network launched its first original series Powers, with Playstation Plus subscribers getting the first three episodes today. For those who haven't signed up for Playstation Plus, the first episode is available for free right here, in its entirety. Be warned, though, the series features strong language and violence, so watch at your own risk. In addition to the first episode, we also have a new trailer that gives us a glimpse at the rest of Season 1.
Powers, an edgy dramatic series from Sony Pictures Television and inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary 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 only people brave enough to go up against the overpaid, commercialized, superhumans who glide through the sky imposing their power over the crowds below who both worship and fear them.
The supporting cast is rounded out by Michelle Forbes (Retro Girl), Eddie Izzard (Wolfe) and Noah Taylor (Johnny Royalle) in this series based on the comic book of the same name by Brian Michael Bendis. Charlie Huston wrote the pilot episode and serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Remi Aubuchon, with David Slade directing the first two episodes. Take a look at the pilot episode for Powers, along with the new trailer. You can also visit SonyEntertainmentNetwork.com to subscribe to the Playstation Plus and watch even more Powers, which debuts new episodes every Tuesday throughout its 10-episode run.