Sony will debut its adaptation of Image Comics title “Powers” on PlayStation Plus in a few weeks, it announced Tuesday. The TV series, starring Sharlto Copley and Eddie Izzard, is the first PlayStation original.
The first three episodes of “Powers” will be available to customers of Sony’s PlayStation Plus service on March 10, while Sony will stream the first episode for free on its website. The first three episodes will be available on March 10, with a new one available every Tuesday, Sony said in a blog post.
The live-action PlayStation Network original is based on the comic book series written by Brian Michael Bendis, who also is overseeing the show as executive producer. “Powers” follows two homicide detectives assigned to cases involving superhumans.
"As I sift through different cuts of the episodes and the raw footage, I've been hearing from our cast on the set about how much fun everyone has been having," Bendis said in a statement. "They battled the Atlanta weather and the flu and they pulled together and really gave it their all."
Bendis also has written for Marvel Comics on a number of series, including the “Age of Ultron” event story line. He will appear on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” Tuesday night to promote the show.
Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox division hosted its own original series last year, based on the popular “Halo” game franchise. The company has since shut down the production studio in charge of original programming as part of a corporate restructuring.