With it just a couple of months away from its debut on the PlayStation Network, the New York Comic Con was the ideal place to reveal the first teaser trailer for the upcoming exclusive series Powers, based on the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. The trailer is light on the actual powers side itself, focusing more on the internal narrative of its lead character played by Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium, Chappie) with his struggle in dealing with not having his own powers and being a cop in a world full of powered people that have certain issues with him.
The series has Charlie Huston set as the show runner while executive producers will include Remi Aubuchon and David Alpert. The series is set to debut on the network in December 2014 on the PlayStation Network with it being free to those with a PlayStation Plus membership. It stars Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker, Susan Heyward as Deena Pilgrim, Michelle Forbes as Retro Girl, Max Fowler as Krispin Stockley, Adam Godley as Captain Cross, Eddie Izzard as “Big Bad” Wolfe, Noah Taylor as Johnny Royalle, Olesya Rulin as Calista and Logan Browning as Zora.
Plot concept: Powers is set in a world where superpowers are relatively common but not mundane. It follows the lives of two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, police officers in a Homicide department devoted to cases that involve “powers” (people with superpowers). Walker himself used to be a costumed superhero named Diamond, but became a police officer after he lost his abilities. Though stripped of his powers, he still retains his contacts within the superhero community, even becoming engaged to an ex-colleague, who is later killed. In later issues, Walker is offered the chance to become the world’s latest secret Guardian as part of The Millennium Guard, a secret group of intergalactic guardians, accepting the responsibility and the powers that come with it.
Deena Pilgrim, his partner, is also hiding at least one troubling secret. She contracted superpowers during a fight with an underworld thug named the Bug, an event which she kept under wraps. As a result of this, she unintentionally kills her abusive boyfriend in self-defense, and hides the evidence, although coming under investigation by Internal Affairs. However after a series of events involving Retro Girl going undercover, Triphammer cures Deena and she is no longer under the scrutiny of I.A.