Sony’s Playstation Network have opted in for a second season of ‘Powers’, which is based on the comic book series of the same name.
Powers, based on Brian Michael Bendis‘ comic, stars Sharlto Copley as a cop who works in the Powers division of the police force and deals with crimes involving those endowed with special abilities. The drama will return in 2016.
The series was originally developed at Fox for their FX Cable channel, and the pilot was pretty much written before it was picked up by the Playstation Network.
Powers ranks as PlayStation Network’s most-watched series premiere on the platform, with all of season one available to PlayStation Network and 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.”
‘Powers’ is produced by Jinxworld and Circle of Confusion in association with SPT. Comics scribe Charlie Huston exec produces alongside Remi Aubuchon, Bendis and comics co-creator Michael Avon Oeming, David Engel, Lawrence Mattis, David Alpert and Frank Frattaroli.
“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.