PlayStation ‘Powers’ TV Series Renewed for Season 2 in 2016
After years spent in development hell just getting to air in the first place, PlayStation’s Powers TV series adaptation is officially here to stay. The gaming network has confirmed that Powers will return for Season 2 in 2016, keeping Detectives Walker and Pilgrim in the superhero game another year.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the renewal, somewhat unsurprising as the PlayStation network’s first original scripted series, and thereby its most successful launch. The Brian Michael Bendis-adapted series recently wrapped its first run on the PlayStation Plus network, having gone through various iterations of development dating back to FX in 2011, for which an actual pilot was produced.
Says Sony of the renewal:
The reception to Powers has been incredible and we are thrilled to have successfully launched a platform for original content with the PlayStation gamer in mind. We believe original content will continue to be a key pillar as we broaden the value proposition for PlayStation Plus, and we’re excited for what’s to come with season two of Powers.
There is a lot to look forward to in season two for both new and existing fans of the series, as we broaden the Powers universe and bring even more of the fan-favorite characters and storylines to life.
For those unfamiliar with the new series, Sony’s Powers features Chappie star Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker, a once-powerful superhero who lost his abilities fighting a supervillain, and since works with the “Powers” department in law enforcement alongside newbie Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward). Genre favorite Michelle Forbes (Orphan Black) plays the role of faded superhero Retro Girl, alongside Eddie Izzard and Game of Thrones star Noah Taylor as Wolfe and Johnny Royalle, joined by Olesya Rulin’s teenage hero Calista.
Its first two (of 10) episodes written by executive producer Charlie Huston and directed by David Slade, Powers sees Circle of Confusion return to executive produce alongside co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Michael Dinner acts as executive producer and director, with Huston and Falling Skies boss Remi Aubuchon executive producing under showrunners Bendis and Huston.
Well, was Powers worth the wait? What might Season 2 do differently in 2016, now that Sony has confirmed the renewal? We’ve included both the premiere, and a season recap below.