The strength of digital distributors as a platform for TV shows has been growing. Netflix and Hulu have put out popular TV shows and now Sony Pictures is getting involved with a Powers TV series. Powers is an upcoming American television adaptation of the Powers comic book series. The series will premiere in December 2014 on the PlayStation Network, the PSN’s first original programming. According to Deadline, it seems that the series has assembled its main cast. Sharlto Copley is set to play the main lead character Christian Walker; while Susan Heyward is set to play Deena Pilgrim and Eddie Izzard will star as Wolfe.
The Powers TV series is part of Sony’s effort to promote the the PlayStation 4, through the appeal of exclusive TV content. Microsoft is doing the same thing with a Halo TV series. Steven Spielberg is involved with the Halo series and is looking for a late 2015 release.