New Poster For Powers Season 2 Released


Ahead of the launch of the second season of Powers, Sony has released a new poster featuring the cast.

It is a safe assumption that not everyone was thrilled with the Playstation Network adaption of Powers when it premiered in March of 2015. Based on the immensely popular comic book title by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, the series follows a pair of homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, as they investigate crimes involving people with superpowers.

Form the overall tone of the series to the ways the story veered away from the source material, most people agree that the first season of Powers was something of a letdown. While diehard fans of the comics enjoyed it, everyone else came away with a decidedly mixed reaction.

It would seem that Sony is intent to learn from their mistakes and, given the appetite for superhero shows such as Daredevil and The Flash right now, try to win some new fans along the way.

To that end, the second season of Powers will adapt what is probably the most popular arc of the series to date in “Who killed Retro Girl?” It will also introduce a few new characters including FBI Special Agent Lange (played by Tricia Helfer) and superhero SuperShock (played by Michael Madsen).

To get people excited, Sony has released a new poster for the second season, which made its debut on IGN this week.

In the press release announcing the new season, Powers co-creator Bendis had this to say about the upcoming series:

"“The new season tells the story of Detective Christian Walker’s obsession with solving the murder of beloved hero, Retro Girl, with the help of his partner Deena Pilgrim. We focused on what fans loved about season 1 and amped up the visual effects, cinematography, and stunts so season 2 is going to be louder, faster and more electrifying than anything you’ve seen from us before!”"

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Can Sony make Powers the next “must see” superhero television show? If they can fix the issues most people had with the first season and keep the things fans enjoyed, I don’t see why not. More than most comics Powers seems like a natural for the live-action treatment and with all the “world building” out of the way, that should translate into a better sophomore effort.

Powers Season 2 is set to debut on the Playstation Network at midnight on May 31 with the first three new episodes and a new episode every Tuesday thereafter. The full 10-episode season will be free for Playstation Plus members.