Archive for July 9th, 2014
Sony Picture Television and Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that David Slade will direct the first two episodes of their first series for the Playstation Network, Powers.
Slade directed Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and most recently directed several episodes of Hannibal, on which he also serves as executive producer.
Based on the graphic novel, Powers is an edgy dramatic series that follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman 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 brave people in charge of protecting humans like us and keeping the peace with these over-paid, commercialized, god-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them.
The first two episodes are written by executive producer Charlie Huston, adapted from the best-selling graphic novel series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Powers is produced by Jinxworld and Circle of Confusion in association with Sony Pictures Television. Brian Michael Bendis, Charlie Huston, Remi Aubuchon, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Dinner, and David Engel serve as executive producers.
All PlayStation owners will get to watch the debut episode for free, with PlayStation Plus subscribers able to watch the whole series for free.
President Snow addresses Panem again, with Peeta Mallark and Johanna Mason alongside…but it seems District 13 wants to send a message of their own…
At its Television Critics Association presentation today, BBC America announced that it has renewed its successful original series Orphan Black, along with acquired Kudos/ITV series Broadchurch which stars former Doctor David Tennant. No other details are available at the moment.
Robbie Amell is landing on his feet back on CW after the cancellation of his series The Tomorrow People, as it was announced today that he will join the Arrow spinoff series The Flash.
Amell, whose brother Stephen stars in the parent series, will reportedly play Ronnie Raymond, a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. Labs and fiance to Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker, Shark). Raymond is known to DC Comics fans as one half of the superhero known as Firestorm, after he and a another person experience a nuclear accident that allows them to fuse together in to the superhero.
The CW is pulling together its own little section of the DC multiverse…