Though an adaptation of the Powers comic book was announced a couple months back, it’s now been officially greenlit to series by PlayStation. If you’re not really f*cking excited for this news, it may be because you’ve never heard of Powers. If that’s the case, then you should remedy that by going to your local comic book store, buying it, and enjoying the hell out of it. Your lack of excitement could also, potentially, come from the fact that we’ve sat through this song already. A Powers pilot was already made and shelved by FX back in 2011. Or maybe your lack of enthusiasm is stemming from the fact that you don’t own a PlayStation, and unless they also release the show on the old Super Nintendo you still have in storage, you’ll probably never see it.
Despite all the reasons to not give a f*ck (I doubt PlayStation original programming will be able to attract the Nathan Fillion this show needs), I still do. Powers, which is the story of two superhero homicide detectives (meaning they get called in when someone with super powers dies), is a fantastic comic, with that great Brian Michael Bendis mix of wit and grit. I think it’s worth being excited about, right up until they make it and it’s terrible.
Here’s Bendis announcing the news to an underwhelmed audience at the E3 conference.
It’s also worth noting that the old rejected 2011 adaptation starring Jason Patric’s jawline is still up on IMDb with a release date of 2014 and a categorization of TV Movie. I have no idea what this means except that sometime this year, we may see one, two, or zero adaptations of this comic.