Sony PlayStation has renewed “Powers,” their series adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s Icon Comics series, for a second season.
The drama will return in 2016 to stream on the PlayStation Network, where it ranked as the most-watched series premiere on the platform. All ten episodes of Season One are available on the PlayStation Network and are free to PlayStation Plus subscribers.
“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,” said John Koller, vp platforms marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America. “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.’”
“We are so grateful to the PlayStation nation and fans of Powers for supporting us and making the second season a reality,” said Powers co-creator and Executive Producer, Brian Michael Bendis. “I speak for the entire cast & crew when I say that we are really excited about season two and the opportunity to tell the story of the biggest case in Powers history.”
“We are proud to continue our collaboration with the PlayStation team to bring premium original programming to PlayStation Network,” said Zack Van Amburg, President, Programming and Development, Sony Pictures Television.
“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,” said Jamie Erlicht, president of programming and development at SPT.
“Powers,” written by Bendis and drawn by Oeming, follows two detectives as they investigate superhero-related homicides. The series stars Sharlto Copley as Detective Christian Walker and Susan Heyward as Detective Deena Pilgrim. They’re joined by Max Fowler, Adam Godley, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin and Eddie Izzard.