The final episode of ‘Powers’ left many fans in shock. For those new to the work of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, the fate of Retro Girl probably came as a huge shock to viewers of the Playstation Network’s first original show. Luckily, the series has been renewed for a second season scheduled to drop next year, so we’ll find out what happened very soon, however, don’t expect the details to be exactly like the comics.
At their San Diego Comic-Con panel on Thursday, the comic creators/executive producers were joined by showrunner Remi Aubuchon and cast members Olesya Rulin and Susan Heyward as they discussed their show’s freshman season and the events that unfolded. When talk moved around to Michelle Forbes’ character, Bendis jokingly reacted to the surprise surrounding Retro Girl’s death. Aubuchon then weighed in by saying that they’re veering away from the direction that was taken in the comics when it comes to Retro Girl’s killer:
Bendis: “When episode 10 hit, people were like, ‘I can’t believe you did that!’ I was like, ‘I can’t believe you can’t believe I did that, that’s the title of the first book.'”
Aubuchon: “It’ll be a complete surprise and very different from what it was in the book. But another mystery will be, who was Retro Girl?”
No other clues were given regarding the identity of the killer, but Aubuchon did mention to look closely at the handwriting on the Kaotic Chic tag found next to the corpse and whether or not it was the same throughout the season.
Now with one of the biggest dogs in the fight out of action, another is set to make his debut when the show makes a comeback in 2016. According to Bendis, “the most powerful hero in the ‘Powers’ universe” is coming to season two when Super Shock comes out of hiding and makes his live-action debut:
“Superheroes were named after him, he never took an advertisement dollar, he didn’t do product placement, he kept it pure. But with him comes a whole new set of problems. We’ll discover the ‘Powers’ universe through him and through Walker’s relationship with Retro Girl.”
Unfortunately, the panel didn’t reveal who would be cast as this major player, but I’m anticipating a few more developments by the time New York Comic Con rolls around. Until then, what did you think about the first season of ‘Powers’? Who do you think killed Retro Girl in the show? And how do you feel about Super Shock making the jump from the comics to the small screen? Share all your thoughts and theories in the comment section.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter