Sony's adaptation of the comic book Powers finally has a release date: March 10.
The first episode of the series is free to anyone with a PlayStation and on Sony's PlayStation website, but the remaining nine episodes are exclusive to PlayStation Plus members.
The series, co-created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming, tells the story of two detectives investigating crimes involving criminals with superpowers. Based on the comic book of the same name, the series stars Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward, along with Noah Taylor, Eddie Izzard, Michelle Forbes, Olesya Rulin and Logan Browning.
"I'm happy to report that production has wrapped on all 10 episodes of Powers," wrote Bendis on PlayStation's blog. "Under the skillful hands of our showrunners Charlie Huston and Remi Aubuchon (Falling Skies), our amazing directors, writers, cast and crew, the episodes are coming together beautifully."
The first three episodes of Powers arrives on March 10, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday after that.
The series premiere brings with it a few goodies, including "special surprises and giveaways." For a starter, comic book stores and Comixology are offering copies of Powers #1, a reboot of the original comic, for those unfamiliar with the story to get a jumpstart on the series.
Also, Bendis announced he will appear on Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk more about the project tonight, January 20.
Bendis also posted the first official art from the series, a promotional poster:
Sony first announced Powers last year, with an initial release date set for December, 2014. That, obviously, didn't happen, so it's good news that the series now has an official release date. The project stayed in development for a few years, eventually landing at Sony, which finally brought it to production. In total, the series has been bounced all over Hollywood for nearly 14 years.
Charlie Huston, also Powers' showrunner, wrote the first episode with Remi Aubuchon. Hannibal director David Slade directed the first two episodes.
Powers signals Sony's first big entry into the original content market. If Powers does well, we're sure to see more similar series on the PlayStation Network in the future.