With gaming moving into streaming, it makes sense that a company like PlayStation could be getting into the original series game. In the console wars, the Xbox One has tried to branch beyond the hardcore gamers, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that PlayStation is about to launch its first series, Powers.
As Deadline tells us, Powers will be an hour long adaptation of the graphic novel created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. The story takes place in a world full of people with super abilities, and a hardboiled cop who tries to protect mortals from “powers,” who battle up in the sky like gods.
The show just got an order of ten episodes, and PlayStation may be following the Netflix streaming model to try and launch original series. (Originally the show was going to be on FX.)
There could also be some console rivalry at play with this as well, because Xbox is reportedly launching a Halo series later this year. Needless to say, we’re definitely curious to see what kind of original shows PlayStation and Xbox could come up with. TV has much better storytelling than movies these days, and if Xbox and PlayStation can create great new shows, it could possibly launch a whole new ballgame. Could Xbox, PlayStation, and Netflix become the major networks of the future? We’re looking forward to finding out.