You don’t have to look too far to realise that what is driving many in the TV world right now is original content. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have jumped head first into the game with hits like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black while TV networks like E! have even boarded the plane with original drama series of their own.
People want original content and those with audiences are figuring out how to produce the right stuff for them. It’s not just limited to streaming services and TV broadcasters now though. Sony’s PlayStation is getting in on the act too.
Sony’s PlayStation used the Electronic Entertainment Expo in early June to make a stand in the race to develop an original drama that could rival Netflix’s efforts. Executives for the gaming console said June 9 that its first original series — Powers, based on the superhero comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming — will premiere in December on the PlayStation Plus subscription service. Casting has begun on the ambitious live-action series.