Powers cast photo

Via Brian Michael Bendis’ Tumblr page, here’s your first cast photo from the upcoming Playstation Network series Powers, based on the former Image, now Icon title by Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

The series will be free to Playstation Plus subscribers, but all Playstation owners will be able to view the pilot for free when its made available later this year. The pilot was written by Charlie Huston (Moon Knight) and directed by David Slade (30 Days of Night).

Powers centers on Detectives Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward) as they investigate cases involving superheroes and supervillains, working in a special homicide division called “Powers”. The cast also includes Michelle Forbes as Retro Girl, Eddie Izzard as Wolfe, Noah Taylor as Johnny Royalle, and Olesya Rulin as Calista.

The original Bendis-Oeming collaboration was a critical smash when it debuted, winning the Eisner Award for Best New Series in 2001.


  1. “Still don’t like the black-washing of the Deena character.”

    Given that the actress playing Pilgrim on the show is a doppleganger for Enki Sunrise, Walker’s next partner in the comics after Pilgrim, all I can do is recommend that you stop being a racist.

  2. “all I can do is recommend that you stop being a racist.”
    Some people love to be so progressive in public when in their own private lives they are far less so.
    Clearly the guy had never read the third series, to learn that Deena was replaced by this new Enki.
    ( And in fact I’ve Never read Powers b4, but just did a little googling to see what you both were talking about.)
    But you got your PC points. How nice for you.

  3. Let’s throw a pity party for the racists! Poor youse peoples, what’s happening to your whitebread country, by god?!

    I just hope the show is fucking good. As a longtime Powers comic fan, that costumed person on the left gives me bad vibes about this shows temperament. Although the guy on the far right, his pose is right out of a Michael Avon Oeming comic book.

  4. “that costumed person on the left” would be Michelle Forbes, who was quite amazing in the first 2 seasons of “The Killing” on AMC. I’m not sure you can tell the show’s ‘temperament’, by one still picture featuring the cast…but I guess you did….

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