Fans of Brian Michael Bendis‘s ‘Powers‘ should be happy to hear that a second season has been ordered for its run on the PlayStation Network! The series is the first original scripted drama for the console and not only did it have a 10-episode straight-to-series order, but ratings and viewership have been high enough to warrant a second season.
Not too shabby for a show that went to pilot at FX before Sony cherry picked it. Honestly, as a non-console owner at the moment I’m a little jealous that we’re not going to see this on network television or Netflix anytime soon.
The show stars Sharlto Copley who works in the Powers Division of the police force to deal with cases that involve people with super powers. The cast is rounded out with Susan Heyward, Eddie Izzard and Michelle Forbes.
According to John Koller, VP Platforms Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America:
“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.”
Jamie Erlicht, president of programming and development at SPT adds:
“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.”
While not set in the Marvel Universe, ‘Powers’ is created by Bendis who is a Marvel mainstay and was released through the creator-owned Image Comics initially before moving to Marvel’s Icon imprint. Icon is Marvel’s answer to keeping their top talent producing in house on their main titles while still allowing the writers and artists to have their own creative freedom and not be locked in to just working on The Avengers, Mutants, etc of the Marvel Universe.
Have you had a chance to check out ‘Powers’ on the PlayStation Network? Are you happy to hear that there will be a second season or was it not strong enough to grab your attention? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter