Wednesday, August 3, 2016

POWERS Cancelled by Sony's PlayStation Network

Hey, at least the comic book is continuing...when it actually arrives in stores.

Powers co-creator Brian Michael Bendis has announced via his official Twitter account that the Powers television series has been cancelled by Sony's PlayStation Network and will not have a Season 3.  Here are the tweets Bendis posted earlier today...

The series, which debuted on March 10, 2015, was based on the Powers comic book series by Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, and starred Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker, Susan Heyward as Deena Pilgrim, Michelle Forbes as Janis Sandusky/Retro Girl I, Olesya Rulin as Calista Secor/Retro Girl II, Logan Browning as Zora, Noah Taylor as Johnny Royalle, Eddie Izzard as Wolfe, Michael Madsen as SuperShock, and Tricia Helfer as Angela Lange.

With a total of 20 episodes over two seasons, Powers had received considerable criticism from fans for the show's low production values and lack of respect for the source material, even with Bendis' involvement.  Rotten Tomatoes gave it a score of 52% based on 20 critic reviews, with an average score of 5.5/10.  The critical consensus from the site was "The interplay between the characters lacks spark, but the detailed world-building of Powers shows potential." On Metacritic, it received a score of 51 out of 100, and a user score of 6.5 out of 10, indicating "mixed or average reviews."

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