Powers TV series brings Hannibal director on board

PlayStation Network’s Powers hires Hannibal director for Bendis and Oeming adaptation

Detective Deena Pilgrim and Christian Walker by Powers artist Michael Avon Oeming

Hannibal and 30 Days Of Night director David Slade is set to direct the first two episodes of Sony TV’s Powers.

Deadline reports that Slade (The Twlight Saga: Eclipse, Hard Candy) will helm the opening two episodes of the series, written by Charlie Huston and based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s comic book, for the Sony PlayStation Network. No cast has been announced.

“Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir and police procedural, Powers is set in a world full of people with superhuman abilities and where all of those powers are just another catalyst for mayhem and murder.

“It follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to protect humans like us and investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as Powers, who glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire and who clash above cities in epic battle, oblivious to the mortals below.”

Powers was previously set up at FX, with a pilot being shot starring Jason Patric, Lucy Punch and Charles S Dutton. When the pilot was scrapped, the series went back to the drawing board with new scripts and a new direction until Sony picked it up in March to be the first original series for the PlayStation Network.

Slade is a strong visual stylist and has been doing brilliant work on Hannibal. It’s very exciting to think of what he’ll be able to do with Powers; fingers crossed for a smoother process than it went through at FX.

Powers will be available on the Sony PlayStation Network in December. You can buy Powers: Bureau Volume 1 for £10.49 at Amazon.co.uk.