PlayStation Network’s original series Powers is no more, showrunner Brian Michael Bendis confirmed on Twitter this morning.
this is hard to tweet, but word is that @POWERStheSERIES is sadly, no more. season 2 was the last. at least for now. 1/2— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) August 3, 2016
i'll type more about it later, but thank you ALL for your support. such a fantastic personal experience that you gifted all of us. 2/2— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) August 3, 2016
Powers was Sony’s first and, so far, only attempt at a scripted television series exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers (and, for a short time, on Crackle).
The police procedural, based on Bendis’ own comic series of the same name, starred Sharlto Copley (District 9, Chappie) as a former superhero who, after having his powers taken away, finds a new life as a homicide detective dealing with superhuman criminals.
The series premiered on PlayStation Network in 2015 and ran for two seasons of 10 episodes each. The first episodes of both seasons are available to view on YouTube for free. Despite the show’s cancellation, Bendis stated the comic series will continue under Marvel’s creator-owned Icon label.