Playstation Network’s “Powers”
Reader and frequent commenter Markko has brought to our attention a superhero-themed series available exclusively on Sony’s Playstation network. “Powers” is an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name and represents the first-ever scripted original programming from Sony’s Playstation network.
I don’t know anything about this series, but the trailer for season 2, at least, seems to promise at least a little bit of superheroine action. Check out the trailer below, as well the complete first episode of season 2.
Season 2 – Trailer
Season 2 – Episode 1 (Complete Episode)
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Interesting. I don’t have a PS3/4 (yet), plus it’s unavailable outside of the US, but I’ll see if I manage to take a look anyway. Checked a couple of trailers on Youtube and the comments, most of which look like coming from 12 years old know-it-alls, are overwhelmingly negative…which is actually a positive thing especially given bug1701’s quick sum up of the show grittiness. Funny thing – Youtube commenters go on and complain about the costumes looking like “comicon cosplay suits” – guess everyone got used to big screen superheros wearing motorbike leather suits (absurdly surprised they gave Psylocke her… Read more »
The first series is also available in the UK on Spike (Freeview Channel 31) every Friday at 9:00pm.
First time I’ve seen anything Playstation-related mentioned here.
Hey HM, not necessary to name me, but thanks 🙂 eager to see the rest of the episodes now… she’s really a doll !
It hasn’t been afraid to go quite dark, however the focus of season one was more one the policing side of the series – “Powers” division.
They had been developing a “Calista” character, who has now become the main focus (pictured). Season 2 is shaping up to have a far greater focus on the “hero” side. Particularly the main heroine.
That’s just about perfect Swampy.
The first season, 10 episodes, is heavy on the world building, and how the powers work. Its light on the superhero action, but when they use it, its very gritty and rewarding.
I hate to use the word realistic to describe the feel of the show, but its clear that the cast is trying hard to make the show as grounded as possible. when people get hurt, they get HURT, and stay hurt for a while. when a powered character goes on a rampage, people are killed.
Id say R ratted, for violence and language.