David Slade to Direct Sony PlayStation Network’s Powers

The new live-action adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s comic book series “Powers” has found its first director. Deadline reports that David Slade (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night) will direct the first two episodes of the hour-long PlayStation original drama series from Sony Pictures Television.

“Powers,” written by Bendis and drawn by Oeming, follows two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, as they investigate superhero-related homicides. The series launched in 2004 through Image Comics and is now published by Marvel’s Icon imprint.

A television version of “Powers” was in the works some years back with “Journeyman” creator Kevin Falls drafting a never-released pilot that starred Lucy Punch and Jason Patric as Detectives Pilgrim and Walker.

Slade is no stranger to the small screen. In the past few years, he’s directed episodes of shows like “Breaking Bad,” “Awake,” “This American Housewife” and “Hannibal,” on which he also serves as executive producer.