THE PLAYSTATION®ORIGINAL SERIES “POWERS” LAUNCHES TODAY IN AUSTRALIA ON PLAYSTATION®NETWORK
Season 1 box set, PLUS the first 3 episodes of season 2
SYDNEY, Australia, June 1, 2016 – Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCE Aust.) announced today that POWERS, the PlayStation®Original series from Sony Pictures Television, is available now on PlayStation™Network (PSN℠) in Australia. POWERS is co-created and executive produced by acclaimed Marvel® writer Brian Michael Bendis and helmed by showrunner and respected genre writer and executive producer Remi Aubuchon (Falling Skies).
All episodes of season 1 and the first three episodes of season 2 launched today at 5:01 AM AEST on PSN, with subsequent episodes of season 2 releasing each week. The 10-episode season will be available at no extra cost for PlayStation®Plus (PS Plus) members*.
“I’m insanely thrilled with the opportunity to introduce season 2 on PSN,” said Brian Michael Bendis, executive producer of PlayStation original series POWERS, and co-creator of the comic book series. “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!”
Season 2 features a stellar cast, starring Sharlto Copley (District 9) as Detective Christian Walker and Susan Heyward (Vinyl) as Detective Deena Pilgrim. Several new faces will also make their POWERS debut, including Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars) and Wil Wheaton (The Big Bang Theory), alongside returning favorites Olesya Rulin (High School Musical), Justice Leak (Supergirl), Logan Browning (Hit The Floor), and Michelle Forbes (Orphan Black).
POWERS is produced by Jinxworld and Circle of Confusion in association with Sony Pictures Television. Remi Aubuchon, Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming and David Engel serve as executive producers.
As a PS Plus member you can watch the entire first season and every episode of season 2 at no additional cost as it becomes available from today, June 1. To get started simply sign into your Sony Entertainment Network account on PlayStation®4, head to PlayStation®Store and stream each episode at no extra cost.
POWERS, an edgy dramatic series based on the graphic novel series of the same name, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, POWERS asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals? The new season will delve into the storyline made famous by the first comic “Who Killed Retro Girl?” as the Powers Division investigates the shocking murder of the world famous superhero (played by Michelle Forbes) and the mysteries that her death uncovers.
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