Powers series cancelled by PSN, won’t return for Season 3

Powers the TV series is over but you can still read about it

EXCLUSIVE FOR FIRST USE IN USA TODAY Sharlto Copley  as Christian Walker and Susan Heyward is Deena Pilgrim in the TV series "Powers." CREDIT: Bob Mahoney, Sony Pictures Television [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

The PlayStation Network’s Powers series has been cancelled, and won’t be coming back for Season 3.

The superhero crime drama was based on Brian Michael Bendis’s 2009 comic book of the same name, and starred Sharlto Copley as a detective/former superhero and Susan Heyward as his crimefighting partner. It was also the PlayStation Network’s first venture into original programming.

Bendis, who developed and executive produced the series, confirmed the rumours that Powers was getting the axe on Twitter. Read his tweets here:

Bendis also confirmed that the Powers comic book series is still going strong at Marvel, and is kicking off a new story arc entitled ‘Diamond Days‘. 

It’s not hard to see why the series was cancelled. Although the show has its merits, who really watches TV on the PlayStation Network? Powers was more of an experiment to test how PSN original programming would go. Nothing has been confirmed, but it sounds as though PSN won’t be trying it again in a hurry. 

You can order Powers Season 1 on DVD for £22.78 from Amazon.co.uk. Get all the latest superhero news with every issue of SciFiNow.