Brian Michael Bendis,
What becomes of the superhero when he loses his superpowers? The answer, accordingly to the PlayStation Network crime procedural Powers, is to become a cop. Based on the comic-book series created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, Powers follows the investigations of ex-superhero Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) into the unauthorized use of superpowers. Once known as Diamond, Walker joined the Powers Division after losing his ability to fly. He’s partnered with Deena Pilgrim, a human (Susan Heyward), to bust so-called “Powers” who break the law. The first season pit Walker against his former mentor, “Big Bad” Wolfe (Eddie Izzard), whose ability to drain humans and Powers of their life force made him a danger to society. Noah Taylor costarred as another of Wolfe’s protégé, Johnny Royalle, a teleporter committed to helping young Powers meet their potential. The 10-episode second season of Powers, which concludes July 19, finds Walker and Pilgrim tracking down the killer of Walker’s former girlfriend, RetroGirl (Michelle Forbes), the most popular of the crime-fighting Powers. Brian Michael Bendis is the executive producer of Powers. He is best known as a comic book writer who has spent the past 16 years working for Marvel. He co-created the characters Jessica Jones and Miles Morales, and has worked on Daredevil, the All-New X-Men, the New Avengers, the Ultimate Spider-Man, and Secret Invasion. The creator-owned Powers is currently published by Marvel imprint Icon Comics. Bendis’ other work includes Jinx, Torso, and Scarlet, which Bendis is developing as a TV series for Cinemax. This interview with Brian Michael Bendis was conducted during the ATX TV Festival.
Aired: July 14, 2016
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