18 August 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Sony's Playstation Network is bringing some serious star power to Powers with District 9 and Maleficent actor Sharlto Copley set as the lead in the series which is based on the Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comic book. He'll play Christian Walker, while it was recently revealed that The Following's Susan Heyward will be his partner, Deena Pilgrim. They're tasked with investigating murder cases involving superpowered individuals. Walker is described as "charismatic" and having once, "possessed super powers, but lost them in a battle with a super-human mass killer. He now uses his singular expertise to investigate crimes in the Powers community." Michelle Forbes (The Killing) meanwhile, "is the undisputed super star of the Powers community. An icon of justice, selflessness, and business acumen, her willingness to put herself at risk for the good of others is matched only by her ability to manage her globe-spanning personal brand. »

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