POWERS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, a PlayStation Original series, is the first scripted series for PlayStation Network. The series will be available on Digital HD July 13 and on Blu-ray and DVD July 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the 2004 comic book series of the same name from artist Michael Avon Oeming and writer Brian Michael Bendis (TV’s “Ultimate Spider-Man”), the series stars Sharlto Copley (District 9), Susan Heyward (TV’s “The Following”), Noah Taylor (TV’s “Game of Thrones”), Olesya Rulin, Adam Godley, Max Fowler, with Michelle Forbes (TV’s “Orphan Black”) and British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard (TV’s “United States of Tara”). Set amidst today’s celebrity-obsessed culture, POWERS asks the question, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all?
POWERS follows LAPD “Powers Division” detectives Christian Walker (Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Heyward) as they investigate homicide cases involving people with superhuman abilities. Walker, once operating as a power until he lost his abilities to the super villain Wolfe (Izzard), now operates with just a gun and a badge to take down the formidable foes plaguing Los Angeles. The POWERS cast also includes Logan Browning (TV’s “Hit the Floor”).
POWERS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON will be available on both Blu-ray and DVD as a three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Both the Blu-ray and DVD will include the featurette “Policing the All Powerful: Envisioning and Filming Powers”; exclusive to the Blu-ray will be an additional featurette, “From One Visual Medium to Another: The Art and Adaptation of Powers,” as well as deleted scenes and outtakes.
What if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all their “powers” were 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 over commercialized, god-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them. Based on the graphic novel by Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Michael Bendis, the edgy and dramatic POWERS follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate these cases.
DVD/Blu-ray Special Features:
• “Policing the All Powerful: Envisioning and Filming Powers”
Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features:
• Deleted Scenes
• “From One Visual Medium to Another: The Art and Adaptation of Powers”
POWERS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON has a running time of approximately 437 minutes and is not rated.