Sony’s PlayStation Takes the Plunge Into Original Programming

Mar 20, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Sony’s PlayStation is joining the ranks of digital platforms adding original content for their customers, with the console planning a show called “Powers,” Mashable reports.

The TV series will adapt a graphic novel series that follows detectives solving crimes committed by people with superpowers, the story notes.

“Sony Pictures Television will put together 10 episodes of the show for PlayStation, which has been pressing hard to transform its console — already a top conduit for digital content-creating juggernaut Netflix — into a one-stop entertainment shop,” the piece reports.

The console already shows millions of movies and TV shows each month to its users, with the service counting 150 million accounts, the story notes. The project comes after Microsoft’s Xbox Live platform started working on a “Halo” show from Steven Spielberg.

The piece adds, “‘Powers’ should come to life in fully realized form; the property has been around for a while, including as a pilot at FX. No production start date or cast has been set yet.”

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