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Sony renews PlayStation's Powers TV series for a second season

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Sony will produce a second season of Powers, the PlayStation Network original television series based on the Icon Comics graphic novel, Sony announced today.

Season two is scheduled to premiere in the U.S. in 2016. Powers' 10-episode first season debuted on PlayStation Network in March, and the season finale arrived last week. The pilot is available free online, while the full first season is free for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Based on the graphic novel written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming, Powers focuses on a pair of Chicago homicide detectives who investigate cases involving "powers" — individuals with super powers. It is Sony's first original series for the PlayStation Network.

"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, vice president of platforms marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America, in a press release. "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."

Season two will "broaden the Powers universe and bring even more of the fan-favorite characters and storylines to life," said Jamie Erlicht, Sony Pictures Television's president of programming and development. Sony Pictures Television produces Powers in conjunction with Jinxworld and Circle of Confusion. Bendis and Oeming are two of the series' executive producers.

For more on Powers, check out our review of the first three episodes.