Having carved out a niche audience on PlayStation Network back in March, Sony is pushing ahead with the sophomore outing of Powers, the live-action series adapted from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s acclaimed comic book source material. And to prove it, the Japanese giant has unveiled the first trailer for season 2.
Emerging from the PlayStation Experience community event over the weekend, the footages welcomes the return of Sharlto Copley as Detective Christian Walker and Susan Heyward as Detective Deena Pilgrim. Picking up directly from the season finale, Powers season 2 will find the denizens of the city coming to terms with the fall of an icon, before scrambling to find a replacement in order to instil a sense of calm to superheroes and humans alike.
In anticipation of season 2, Sony executive John Koller and Brian Michael Bendis shared their two cents on the road so far, and what’s still to come.
“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 earlier this year. “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,” added 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.”
Despite releasing at such an opportune time – the superhero furore shows no sign of easing up just yet – Powers was met with mixed reviews when it premiered earlier in the year for a ten-episode run, with critics pointing out uneven pacing and poorly-drawn characters as the show’s main weaknesses. Here’s hoping that the team behind the PlayStation-exclusive series can address some of those concerns moving forward, because there’s certainly ample potential brimming in Bendis and Oeming’s comic series.