When it was first announced as the Playstation Network’s first original scripted drama, fans had high hopes for ‘Powers’. However, when it debuted last winter, many became disappointed with how much the show deviated from the source material and simply lost interest. Despite that, there was enough buzz surrounding the series based on the popular comic book by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming to get renewed for a second season and continue on rolling. But apparently some big changes are coming that may or may not bring the audience back.
Earlier this week, executive producer Bendis premiered the first trailer for ‘Powers’ Season Two on his Playstation.com blog in a post that thanks the show’s supporters and boasts evolution and growth thanks to showrunner Remi Aubuchon, who has apparently shaken things up in the areas of cinematography, costumes, stunts, and production design. Some of these changes are definitely apparent in the video below, but you can see for yourself:
‘Powers’, an edgy dramatic series based on the graphic novel series of the same name, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, 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 and the mysteries that her death uncovers.
As Bendis says in his post, you can definitely tell from that trailer that things are about to get even bigger and bolder (and sexier) than ever. More importantly, it seems like the whole team is really working towards upping their game for the second round. Hopefully all the hard work pays off and ‘Powers’ can really live up to the potential that everybody thought it had in the beginning.
What do you think of the first trailer for ‘Powers’ season two? Are you excited to see what the Powers Division gets into next year? And do you think that it looks like it can be better than the first season based on this promotional material? Sound off in the comments.
’Powers’ starring Sharlto Copley, Susan Heyward, Justice Leak, Michelle Forbes, Michael Madsen, Logan Browning, Enrico Colantoni, Olesya Rulin, Wil Wheaton, and Tricia Helfer debuts on the Playstation Network sometime in 2016.