Powers is coming to New York Comic Con 2014! In anticipation, Sony Pictures Television has released a series of new photos from the upcoming comic book adaptation, offering our first look at Noah Taylor as Johnny Royalle and Olesya Rulin as Calista. We also get another look at the two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who lead the show.
The cast, executive producer and co-creator of the graphic novels, Brian Bendis will debut the first footage at NYCC on Saturday, October 11. Take a look and read on for the full press release below:
Panel and Autograph Signing Set for October 11
Susan Heyward, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin, Logan Browning and Eddie Izzard, along with executive producer and co-creator of the graphic novels, Brian Bendis will debut the first footage of the highly anticipated series during their New York Comic Con panel on Saturday, October 11 at 3:15pm on the Empire Stage 1E. The panelists will also be autographing a limited edition New York Comic Con exclusive poster for fans at Autograph Table 14 at 1:15pm.
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.
Brian Bendis commented.
"From the minute he stepped onto the set Sharlto has invested every part of himself into this role. He adds layers and layers into Christian Walker. He is doing everything I hoped he would do, which is make the television version of this character unique and exciting. And Susan, my god! From her very first audition she has embodied the character of Deena Pilgrim. I think people are going to be completely sucked in by both of their performances and unique perspectives on this world that Charlie Huston has built."
Executive producer Charlie Huston added.
"No matter how many guns or super powers you throw into a TV show, no one is going to watch if they don't give a damn about your main characters. Sharlto and Susan are my secret weapons, my super powers; dynamic talents that viewers will definitely give a damn about."
During the "Powers: Bringing the Graphic Novels to Life Exclusively on PlayStation" panel, fans will jump into the world of Powers as the team shares their journey turning the beloved graphic novels into a live-action drama series for PlayStation. The award-winning graphic novels, written by Bendis and illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming, have received critical-acclaim earning the Eisner Award for Best New Series in 2001. Bendis also won the Best Writer Eisner Award in 2002 and 2003. Powers the series is produced by Jinxworld and Circle of Confusion in association with Sony Pictures Television. Brian Bendis, Charlie Huston, Remi Aubuchon, Michael Avon Oeming, and David Engel serve as executive producers.