The edgy dramatic series 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, the series 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 sophomore 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.
The cast includes Sharlto Copley ("District 9") as Detective Christian Walker and Susan Heyward ("Vinyl") as Detective Deena Pilgrim. Several new faces will also make their series debut in the second season, 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. The series was created by acclaimed Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis and is helmed by showrunner and respected genre writer Remi Aubuchon ("Falling Skies").