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Powers (Trailer)

by Paul Strauss

(NSFW: F-bombs) While Microsoft had promised us original video content on the Xbox One platform, that pretty much died on the vine when they killed off Xbox Entertainment Studios. On the other hand, Sony looks like it’s got some pretty solid shows in the works for its PlayStation Network. I’m most excited about Powers.

The series is based on Brian Michael Bendis‘ comic book of the same name. It follows the story of Christian Walker, a former superhero who has lost his superpowers and is forced to become an everyday detective. As he’s responsible for investigating crimes which involve superpowers, he must come face to face with villains who still possess superhuman abilities – which really sucks for him.

I’m already happy that they’re not trying to make the show “family friendly,” which should never really be the case with a show about cops and criminals. I also love that they cast Sharlto Copley in the lead role. He was awesome in District 9 as Wikus, and he was arguably the best part of Elysium as Kruger.

Powers will premiere this coming Winter, and will be free for PlayStation Plus members, which makes it even more awesome.

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