'Powers': David Slade will direct first two episodes for PSN

"Powers", the comic-book series that will debut on Sony's PlayStation Network in December, has lined up its first director.

David Slade, the director of "Twilight: Eclipse", "30 Days of Night" and Hard Candy along with episodes of "Hannibal", "Breaking Bad" and the pilot of NBC’s Awake, will helm the first two episodes of "Powers." He joins writer/executive producer Charlie Huston, comic creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming and EPs Remi Aubuchon, Michael Dinner and David Engel on the creative team.

What "Powers" does not yet have is a cast, but presumably it will soon if it's to make the December launch date.

Based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, it combines the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir and police procedural, Powers is set in a world full of people with superhuman abilities and where all of those powers are just another catalyst for mayhem and murder. It follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to protect humans like us and investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as Powers who glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire and who clash above cities in epic battle, oblivious to the mortals below.

The show was previously in development at FX, with Jason Patric and Lucy Punch in the lead roles. After shooting a pilot, then ordering reshoots and additional scripts, the cable channel decided to drop the project.

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