Look, you probably know I’m a massive comic book geek, so when Andrew House announced that a TV adaptation of Powers was coming to Sony Entertainment Network, I was incredibly excited. If you’re not familiar with the comic series, it follows a police unit who are dedicated to dealing with crime around superpowered individuals, mixing gritty crime drama with a fantastical setting.
The original comic series is, frankly, great, and while its creator Brian Michael Bendis may have been given a little bit too much time on stage, it was good to see Sony following up on their promise to bring original video content to their network.
It was also interesting that Sony announced that episode one would be free for all, while the whole series is free for PlayStation Plus subscribers, adding further value to their subscription service. Hopefully we’ll see Sony continue to bolster their subscription offering with more of this type of original content.
While we didn’t get any confirmation on a non-US date for Powers, the series is apparently coming to the US in December, so I’d expect to see it make the move to other territories shortly after that.