The television adaptation of Powers, a comic book about monkey sex by "The Great One" Brian Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, has been in development since 2009, with the property originally being optioned in 2001 by Sony. Despite that, many fans were hesitant to believe the show would ever see the light of day, but we were treated to a surprise in March when Sony announced that they would produce the show and air it on the Playstation Network. But still, I mean, come on. It's Powers. Bendis and Oeming can't even manage to put out three consecutive issues of the comic without taking a two year break. Surely something was going to screw this up...
And then, today, "The Great One" himself gloriously took the stage at Sony's press conference at E3 and announced that not only was the show, for reals, like, for reals reals, gonna actually get made this time, but the pilot would be available for free on the Playstation Network in December. Playstation Plus members will get the entire series for free. Well, as long as you live in North America. If not, go fuck yourself (Bendis's words, not ours).
Not only does this mark a great milestone for fans of Powers and "The Great One," but it also marked the first time many video gamers were treated to "The Great One's" visage in person, which led to many alarmed con-goers mistaking "The Great One" for a Sontoran, a race of aliens from Doctor Who which the Doctor Who wiki describes as "a race of belligerent and militaristic clones from the planet Sontar" and "humanoids with large, bulbous heads and short stocky bodies." Yeah, that sounds like "The Great One" to us. And that has hilarious resulted in The Outhouse being sent the following image from an anonymous tipster, which is, in the end, the real reason we wrote this article:
BEHOLD! THE BENDISARAN!
You're welcome for that. Look for Powers on PSN in December. Then look for the second episode sometime in 2019, because, well, Powers.