Sony has ordered a second season of Powers, their first stab at original programming via Playstation Plus, according to THR. The fantastical series, which follows the exploits of two detectives assigned to handle cases involving super heroes and villains, has received largely mixed reviews from its first season, with many critics finding the tone of the show too erratic and noncommittal. Based on Brian Michael Bendis‘ classic graphic novel of the same name, Powers may not have its feet on the ground quite yet as a series, but that’s exactly what season 2 will likely set out to rectify. In fact, there’s an increasing trend in modern network and streaming series that suggests that a series doesn’t reveal its true colors until the second season is a go. Heck, Parks and Recreation was entirely hit-and-miss until the end of season 2, when Adam Scott and Rob Lowe settled into their respective roles.
“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, during the announcement of the show’s renewal. “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.” added Koller, which speaks to Playstation’s apparent plans to continue to produce original content for the gaming system’s audience. No new programs have been announced by Sony as of yet, but if the middling reputation Powers currently has doesn’t change quick in season 2, they’re going to need some names quick.
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