Wednesday, August 3, 2016

PlayStation Network Cancels 'Powers' After Two Seasons

PlayStation Network has opted to cancel its sole original scripted series Powers after two seasons, it was announced today by co-creator Brian Michael Bendis on Twitter. The series wrapped its run on July 19, 2016.

In a series of two tweets, Bendis wrote: "This is hard to tweet, but word is that @POWERStheSERIES is sadly, no more. season 2 was the last. at least for now. i'll type more about it later, but thank you ALL for your support. such a fantastic personal experience that you gifted all of us."

Based on the comic book series of the same name, Powers is set in a world where humans and superheroes co-exist. A former Power, Christian Walker, has reinvented himself as a homicide detective after his powers were taken from him. He and his partner Deena Pilgrim work in a special police department called Powers Division, which investigates crimes involving superhumans, who are at once crime-fighting heroes and pop celebrities managed by specialized advertising agencies.

In Season 2, the drama's cast included Sharlto Copley, Susan Heyward, Olesya Rulin, Adam Godley, Max Fowler and Michael Madsen.

Bendis co-created the drama with Charlie Huston. They executive produced with David Slade, David Engel, Lawrence Mattis, David Alpert, Frank Frattaroli, Michael Dinner, Mike Avon Oeming and Rémi Aubuchon. Sony Pictures Television, Circle of Confusion and Jinxworld produced.

Powers was the only scripted series that PlayStation Network has produced. The cancellation of Powers today could mark the end of such efforts to produce scripted series for the network. However, the future of such programming decisions is currently unclear.