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Old March 15 2014, 06:17 PM   #2986
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Get back to me with that line after you've seen the movie Shady.
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Old March 20 2014, 04:15 AM   #2987
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Powers, which was previously developed as a TV series by FX, is now in development for PlayStation, which is looking to get into producing programming. From Deadline:

Sony’s PlayStation video game console is the latest digital platform to enter the original programming space. Its first show will be hourlong drama Powers, based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendisand Michael Avon Oeming. The series will be produced by PlayStation sibling Sony Pictures TV, where the project had been gestating for awhile and went through several incarnation at FX, including a pilot. Powers for PlayStation represents a brand new take on the source material, penned by Charlie Huston. Returning auspices include Circle of Confusion as well as Bendis, Oeming and Michael Dinner who will executive produce with Huston and Remi Aubuchon (Falling Skies), along with Circle of Confusion’s David Engel, David Alpert and Lawrence Mattis. Huston and Aubuchon will serve as showrunners. Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir and police procedural, Powers, whose order is said to be around 10 episodes, 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. The series follows Detective Christian Walker, who is in charge of protecting humans like us and investigating cases involving the God-like men and women, 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. No start date is set yet for the series, which is expected to be of premium cable quality.
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Old March 20 2014, 04:33 AM   #2988
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Err, how would it be available for those of us who don't play video games?
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Old March 20 2014, 04:38 AM   #2989
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As with other programming produced for streaming outlets, it should be released on DVD/Blu-ray at some point.
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Old March 20 2014, 04:55 AM   #2990
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Powers, which was previously developed as a TV series by FX, is now in development for PlayStation, which is looking to get into producing programming. From Deadline:
Awesome, I'm pretty sure my Playstation still works. But the 320x240 resolution is really going to suck.
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Old March 20 2014, 09:35 AM   #2991
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Err, how would it be available for those of us who don't play video games?
I'd assume Sony will put it on their Movies Unlimited service on their smart TVs and website. Microsoft will put theirs on Xbox Video for Windows 8 and things like that.
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Old March 20 2014, 10:03 AM   #2992
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I suspect that they will have to water down Powers too much to be enjoyable. It needs to be on HBO or something.
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Old March 20 2014, 10:07 AM   #2993
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One of the most annoying things I see along with "just saying or just sayin'"
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Old March 20 2014, 10:11 AM   #2994
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I suspect that they will have to water down Powers too much to be enjoyable. It needs to be on HBO or something.
If it's on a streaming service it can be how ever they want it to be.
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Old March 21 2014, 09:30 AM   #2995
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I know, but is PlayStation going to produce HBO-like programming?
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Old March 21 2014, 09:39 AM   #2996
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Why not? Netflix does, I'm assuming Amazon probably will, once they get round to making anything worthwhile. Microsoft have made one Halo show that wouldn't be out of place, so I can't imagine their new stuff will be watered down. So I don't see why Playstation would take a different route.
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Old March 21 2014, 01:36 PM   #2997
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Speaking of Amazon, they picked up the Chris Carter (X-Files) show, The After the other day.

"An Amazon Original Pilot: From Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files. Eight strangers are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation."

The pilot is available for those who have Amazon Prime. I thought it was quite good. It was the most Lostish feeling pilot I've seen since well, Lost.
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Old March 22 2014, 06:38 AM   #2998
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I thought anybody could watch the Amazon pilots? Or do they put them up just for prime members before everyone else?
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Old March 22 2014, 09:22 AM   #2999
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I believe it's limited time for everyone then prime only afterwards.
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I don't even know how to watch Amazon shows. You'd think they would advertise to me since I'm a member.

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Why not? Netflix does, I'm assuming Amazon probably will, once they get round to making anything worthwhile. Microsoft have made one Halo show that wouldn't be out of place, so I can't imagine their new stuff will be watered down. So I don't see why Playstation would take a different route.
I don't know, I guess I just expected a gaming system to be more geared toward general audiences. I hope you're right. Powers needs to be uncensored.
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