“30 Days of Night” and “Hard Candy” director David Slade has earned small screen cred having directed five episodes (including the pilot) and served as executive producer on the first two seasons of NBC’s acclaimed and gruesome “Hannibal.”
His dark yet visually stunning style is now about to set the stage for another high-profile small screen project – the TV series adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ acclaimed graphic novel series “Powers”.
Slade will direct the first two episodes of the “Powers” series and will serve as executive producer on them alongside their writer Charlie Huston. The series is set to premiere exclusively on Sony’s Playstation network in December.
Blending superheroes, crime noir and cop drama, the story is set in a world full of people with superhuman abilities. Rather than focusing on them, we follow two homicide detectives assigned to protect humans like us and investigate cases involving people with said abilities.
The hiring marks the latest example of filmmakers working on genre series such as “The Descent” filmmaker Neil Marshall doing the “Black Sails” and “Constantine” pilots as well as the ‘Watchers on the Wall’ episode of “Game of Thrones” this year. Next month sees “Kill List” and “Sightseers” director Ben Wheatley at the helm of the much anticipated two-part season premiere of “Doctor Who”.