Once again it’s Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of the Powers comics and executive producer of the PlayStation Original Series, Powers. I am broadcasting to you from Atlanta where the second season of production is underway, and I cannot wait for you to see all the incredible goodies we have in store for you!
I told you last week when we announced the addition of Michael Madsen to the cast in the role of SuperShock that the story would be picking up where we left off last season. *SPOILER ALERT* for those of you who aren’t familiar with the comics or may not have seen last season yet (What are you waiting for? Go to PlayStation Store now!) We’re diving deep into the “Who Killed Retro Girl?” story and exploring what the world of Powers looks like in her absence. Losing Powers’ most famous superhero, played by the incomparable Michelle Forbes, is certainly going to shake things up in a BIG way.
Speaking of shaking things up, I’m so incredibly excited to announce another super cool piece of casting news. Fans and sci-fi nerds everywhere, and that would include me, will be very happy to know that the one and only Tricia Helfer is joining the cast of Powers! Yes, ‘Number Six’ herself, Battlestar Galactica’s own, is on the show. Tricia is playing FBI Special Agent Lange, a woman who, just like in the comics, shares a sordid history with Sharlto’s character, Detective Walker, and walks a fine line between the Powers world and the government, serving as both an ally and enemy. Lange happens to be one of my favorite characters in the comic, so I was hoping we’d find someone VERY special — and we did.
As another fun exclusive for all the PlayStation fans, we’ve also cast Lost’s William Mapother in the role of Calista’s estranged father. I don’t want to give away too much, but anyone who watched season one knows that things won’t be rainbows and sunshine when their paths finally cross.
Season two is really starting to take shape and I know you’re going to enjoy all the cool new stuff we’ve added this time around. I can’t share too much yet, but I’ll be back here again soon with more updates!