PlayStation has premiered the first episode of its original series Powers online, free to watch. Based on Brian Michael Bendis’ comic book series, Powers follows Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley), a former superhero who now works for the LAPD apprehending people who didn’t get the memo about great power(s) coming with great responsibility.
A new trailer posted yesterday gives an idea of the season-long arc: People are creating, trading, and taking drugs that allow them to alternately become “powers”—that is, gain superhuman abilities that they’ll invariably use for the wrong reasons—or take away other people’s powers.
But just like energy, power can’t just disappear—it has to go somewhere else. Christian and his new partner Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward) will figure out where the f—- (because PlayStation has the freedom to include R-rated language and other material) it is. Oh, and Eddie Izzard seems to be lurking in Christian’s head via a Harry Potter-esque lightning scar on his back.
Watch the pilot below: