PlayStation ‘Powers’ Down: Superhero Drama Canceled After Season 2
It took years to finally get an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ Powers comic off the ground, but only two to bring it crashing back to Earth. After two seasons, Bendis confirms that the expensive and ambitious PlayStation series will come to an end.
Bendis himself seemed to confirm the news over Twitter, just a few weeks after Season 2 wrapped its PlayStation run on July 19. Powers marked the first official PlayStation foray into original series, making episodes available for purchase and free to PlayStation Plus subscribers. Says Bendis:
So read the Season 2 synopsis:
Powers, an edgy dramatic series inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.”
Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals?
The new season will delve into the storyline made famous by the first comic “Who Killed Retro Girl?” as the Powers Division investigates the shocking murder of the world famous superhero (played by Michelle Forbes) and the mysteries that her death uncovers.
In addition to casting Michael Madsen’s “Super Shock” and Tricia Helfer’s Agent Lange, Falling Skies alum Remi Aubuchon took up showrunning duties for the second season fulltime, while Ben Edlund (Supernatural, Angel, Firefly and creator of The Tick) joined the writing staff.
You can watch the trailers below, but was Powers worthy of a third shot? Is a live-action adaptation officially off the table for good?