Powers (U.S. TV series)
by Brian Michael Bendis
Michael Avon Oeming
|Developed by||Brian Michael Bendis
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Executive producer(s)||David Slade
Mike Avon Oeming
Brian Michael Bendis
|Running time||45–53 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Circle of Confusion
Sony Pictures Television
|Original channel||PlayStation Network|
|Original run||March 10, 2015 – present|
Powers is an American online streaming series adaptation of the Powers comic book series published by Marvel Comics under their Icon Comics imprint. The PlayStation Network's first scripted original programming, the series premiered on March 10, 2015. The first two episodes of the series were written by Charlie Huston and directed by David Slade. The first three episodes were released on March 10, 2015 on the PlayStation Network. The pilot episode is available for free on YouTube and Crackle.
Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a former power now homicide detective, Christian Walker had his own powers taken from him. Along with his partner Deena Pilgrim they work in a special homicide division called Powers, which investigates crimes involving superhumans.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Release date|
|1||"Pilot"||David Slade||Charlie Huston||March 10, 2015|
|In a world in which superpowered individuals known as "Powers" are a reality, the city of Los Angeles has a special department known as the Powers Division which polices superpowered criminals. Christian Walker, formerly a Power known as "Diamond", became a detective in the Powers Division after losing his abilities. Following a routine arrest, a Power breaks free from his cell and kills Walker's partner. After the mess from the jailbreak is cleaned up, Walker is assigned a new partner, Deena Pilgrim. For their first case, they are assigned to investigate the death of the superhero Olympia, found dead in a hotel room by a young girl named Calista Secor. Walker and Pilgrim interrogate Calista, but before they can gain any real information, she is teleported out of the police station by Johnny Royale, a criminal Power thought killed many years ago. Walker and Pilgrim go to visit Walker's old friend "Big Bad" Wolfe who had been caught and incarcerated by Walker after becoming a criminal. Wolfe was thought to have killed Johnny Royale, but a conversation with Wolfe yields no new information, save for him cryptically telling Walker that he will give him back his powers if he will let him out of prison. Walker is able to track down Calista, but finds her about to leap from a building in a desperate attempt to activate powers that she hopes she has. When she jumps, Walker jumps after her, hoping that his powers will return and allow him to save her. The attempt fails, but before they hit the ground, the superhero RetroGirl – who Calista idolizes – saves them both.|
|2||"Like a Power"||David Slade||Charlie Huston||March 10, 2015|
|Walker wakes up on the roof the building he had jumped from, having spent the night there. He attempts to get into contact with RetroGirl, who has taken Calista back to her apartment. Further investigation into Olympia's death reveals that the cause of death was a drug known as "Sway", which is being produced by Johnny Royale and his men. Royale had used Calista to deliver the drug to Olympia, playing off of her desire to become a Power. Walker and Pilgrim go to RetroGirl's house to meet with Calista, but upon their arrival, Calista has run away. The detectives return to the Powers division to see Johnny Royale filling out paperwork to register his powers. Royale has decided to reveal himself out in the open and goes on television to deny any criminal aspirations, stating that he faked his death due to rumors that he had been aiding "Big Bad" Wolfe in his crime spree in the past. Royale claims to have returned to help wayward Powers youth, and he sets up a youth center for Powers to meet. Calista arrives there, feeling that she has nowhere else to go. Royale allows her to stay, claiming that he has no desire to harm her. Later that night, Royale teleports into Walker's apartment and threatens him, telling him to stay out of his way.|
|3||"Mickey Rooney Cries No More"||David Petrarca||David Paul Francis||March 10, 2015|
|The hero TripHammer works alongside Captain Cross in an experiment designed to remove the abilities of dangerous Powers. The experiment fails, and their test subject is killed. TripHammer wants to quit, citing the toll previous failures are having on him, but Cross convinces him to continue the experiments. Across town, Walker and Pilgrim are investigating the death of "Levitation Boy" who is believed to have accidentally fallen to his death. However, Pilgrim points out that "Levitation Boy"'s powers were limited to only three feet of levitation, indicating foul play. An autopsy of "Levitation Boy" reveals that "Sway", the same drug that killed Olympia, is responsible for his death as well. Walker and Pilgrim attempt to track the drug back to its source and discover that it is a "power enhancer" which boosts a Power's abilities temporarily. "Levitation Boy" had used the drug to fly higher and had fallen to his death as a result. The detectives head to Johnny Royale's Powers club in the hopes of catching him distributing "Sway". They spot RetroGirl arriving at the club with Calista, who had returned to RetroGirl to apologize for running away. Walker and Pilgrim witness "Sway" being passed around the club, but there is no money changing hands; the drug is being given away for free. Walker and Pilgrim apprehend Calista, but when they attempt to leave with her, Johnny Royale stops them. Despite RetroGirl and Walker trying to convince her otherwise, Calista decides to stay with Royale. After the others leave, Royale teleports into "Big Bad" Wolfe's cell to witness him dismembering and eating a doctor who had been giving him regular lobotomies to counteract his powers of regeneration. Wolfe pleads with Royale to let him go home as Royale looks on, horrified.|
|4||"Devil in a Garbage Bag"||David Petrarca||Allison Moore||March 17, 2015|
|Walker and Pilgrim receive a call informing them that Wolfe has escaped from his bonds and killed several guards. As they race to Wolfe's prison, Royale is urging Wolfe to leave the prison with him. However, Wolfe is more concerned with killing and punishing those who have tortured him. When Wolfe will not give up his vendetta, Royale is forced to leave. Walker and Pilgrim meet with TripHammer, who shows them his experiments with the Drainer, his invention that removes the abilities from Powers. The group devises a plan to force Wolfe into the Drainer and neutralize him. Meanwhile, Royale makes preparations to leave the city, believing that he will no longer be safe with Wolfe on the loose. He takes Calista with him and reveals to her that "Sway" is simply Wolfe's blood which he has been extracting from him on a routine basis. Wolfe's ability to absorb powers and increase them are temporarily transferred to Powers that take the "drug". The attempt to capture Wolfe does not go well and several guards are killed trying to stop him. Walker traps Pilgrim in a cell to protect her and confronts Wolfe alone. He attempts to convince Wolfe to come to his senses and stop his rampage, but he refuses. After being taken away from the city, Calista convinces Royale that he cannot just run away. Royale decides to return to free Wolfe, but upon teleporting into Wolfe's cell, he finds that his powers no longer work due to the effects of the Drainer, leaving him trapped inside.|
|5||"Paint It Black"||Bill Eagles||Julie Siege||March 24, 2015|
|The episode begins with a flashback, when Royale and Walker were younger, hanging at a club with some powers kids. Walker notices Retro Girl checking him out; they haven't met yet. Royale encourages Walker to go to her, but then Wolfe arrives. Wolfe begins to lecture his disciples, letting them all know how important it is that they be civilized and responsible with their abilities. A short time later, in the same club, Wolfe has lost control and killed several people, eating their bodies. Royale is unsure of what to do, but Walker convinces him that they should capture Wolfe, which will make them heroes, something he has been fixated on after meeting Retro Girl and seeing how she markets herself as a hero. Back in the present, Wolfe eats a few imprisoned Powers and seems disoriented, but he slowly realizes that he was the one that took Walker's powers and that Walker had put him in this cell. Realizing Walker had put him in The Shaft, Wolfe gets angry. As they clash, both their eyes light up red, and Walker gets inside Wolfe's mind. Their fight is interrupted by TripHammer, who ambushes Wolfe. However, TripHammer is defeated when Wolfe rips off his bionic arm. Walker and Wolfe resume their mental fight, but Wolfe denies having any ability to return Walker's powers, claiming that he "used them all up." Before Walker can attack again, Zora, a Powers kid who has come to the Shaft to make a name for herself, pulls Walker away from Wolfe. Retro Girl also arrives, having decided to abandon her rescue efforts against the hurricane in Florida to stop Wolfe. Wolfe defeats both Zora and Retro Girl, but Walker uses the distraction to ambush Wolfe. They mentally clash again, and Walker regains his powers. He overpowers Wolfe and throws him into the drainer. However, as soon as Wolfe is put under the drainer, Walker experiences pain and collapses. Royale exits the cell, having been trapped there due to the effects of the drainer. Royale is able to walk out and his powers return, allowing him to escape. Zora exits The Shaft, taking credit for stopping Wolfe. Walker wakes up in the hospital, with Retro Girl by his side. Unaware of what happened after Wolfe knocked her out, Retro Girl tells Walker that Zora had saved them. Walker realizes he's lost his powers, and supports the lie, that Zora indeed stopped Wolfe. Retro Girl cries out of regret for those she couldn't save from the hurricane in Florida. Walker consoles her, and she falls asleep in his arms in the hospital bed. Sometime later, Walker opens his eyes, and they glow red as they had when he took sway and clashed with Wolfe.|
|6||"The Raconteur of the Funeral Circuit"||Mikael Salomon||Allison Moore & David Paul Francis||March 31, 2015|
|Wolfe is returned to a cell containing the drainer where he is visited by TripHammer. He is interested in determining Wolfe's mindset, but Wolfe is uncooperative. The Powers division begins preparations to honor the officers who died in the fight with Wolfe. Pilgrim brings her father to the proceedings which are overseen by Captain Cross. Meanwhile, Royale decides to end his distribution of Sway after realizing that Sway had allowed Walker to recover his powers from Wolfe. He recruits Simons to test whether Sway can be safely removed from the system. He uses his teleportation abilities to remove Sway from Simons' DNA, badly injuring him. Meanwhile, another copy of Simons meets with Calista. Simons believes that Calista is the reason that Walker was able to get ahold of Sway, and he gives her the last capsule of Sway in hopes of punishing her. At the police wake, TripHammer shows Walker a second drainer, which he has been unable to perfect. Walker questions TripHammer about how the drainer works, hoping to understand the possibility of using it to get his powers back. However, TripHammer is skeptical that the drainer can be used in that way. Retro Girl arrives to pay her respects and Walker reveals that he was the one that had defeated Wolfe after temporarily recovering his powers. He tells Retro Girl that he thinks the drainer is the key to getting his powers back. Zora also arrives to give her condolences but leaves early when her publicist criticizes her behavior with the grieving families. A very drunk TripHammer cryptically tells Walker and Retro Girl about "Black Swan", a coming initiative approved by Captain Cross. Walker confronts Captain Cross about "Black Swan", but he is equally cryptic, making vague remarks about being ready for a coming change. Suddenly, a breaking news broadcast begins with Wolfe delivering a prepared statement from The Shaft. He states that having his powers temporarily removed by the drainer has made him realize the extent of his crimes, and he requests that he have his powers permanently removed.|
|7||"You Are Not It"||Aaron Lipstadt||Remi Aubuchon & Allison Moore||April 7, 2015|
|Walker watches a news report on the fallout from Wolfe requesting that his powers be permanently removed. The broadcast states that Johnny Royale has been appealing to meet with Wolfe. Walker meets with Royale, but he refuses to tell Walker why he wants to see Wolfe. Walker meets with Pilgrim who shows him that the second drainer is up and running, deployed in the Powers division's temporary lock-up. Walker tells Pilgrim that he needs to meet with Wolfe. He still cannot figure out why Royale was visiting Wolfe without breaking him out of jail. They ask Captain Cross for permission, but he refuses and implies that he wants Royale kept from meeting Wolfe as well, by any means necessary. Simons continues to confiscate the Sway that he had given out while being helped by Calista. He once again encourages her to take the Sway that he had given her, but she claims she is not yet ready to take that risk. Walker and Pilgrim head to Royale's club with a search warrant to carry out Cross' orders, but they are met by Simons who attacks them. They are able to arrest him and throw him in the drainer, but as Simons enters, his copy that is working with Calista collapses, apparently dead. Calista runs away and returns to Royale, telling him that Simons had died right in front of her. Royale heads to the police station and meets with Simons, seeing that he is in pain from the death of his copy. Royale's lawyer tells him that this is the loophole they needed to force the judge to allow him to meet with Wolfe, since the drainer has now been shown to harm Powers. Royale meets with Wolfe and tells him about his experiments with his blood, making Sway. He reveals that Walker had taken Sway, which allowed him to take back his powers temporarily. Royale also tells Wolfe that Walker doesn't know that since he took Sway, he now has the ability to absorb powers from anyone who has also taken the drug. Now with full understanding of the situation, Wolfe tells Royale that the drainer occasionally turns itself off, and when it does, he can feel himself in the Sway that has been given to many young Powers around the city. He claims that he will escape and that Royale's efforts have now made it easy for him to hunt down Powers and consume them. Disgusted with Wolfe, Royale leaves his cell. Walker meets again with Captain Cross, claiming that if Royale is going to meet with Wolfe, he needs to as well. Cross agrees, and Walker goes to Wolfe's cell. He asks why Royale has been meeting with him without freeing him. Wolfe dodges the question and asks Walker to help him escape in exchange for helping him get his powers back. Walker leaves to meet with Royale and finds him tending to Calista, who has finally gotten the courage to take Sway. As she writhes in pain, Walker grabs Royale, who teleports them both away from the scene. Meanwhile, across town, a patrolling Power attempts to stop an apparent mugging. However, when she intervenes, the mugging is revealed to be a trap. A masked assailant grabs her from behind and slits her throat with a knife. As the Power bleeds out in the alleyway, the attacker graffitis "Kaotic Chic" on the side of the building.|
|8||"Aha Shake Heartbreak"||Tim Hunter||Julie Siege||April 14, 2015|
|Johnny Royale teleports Walker to his secret hideout and tells him that he needs his help to kill Wolfe. He reveals the source of Sway and claims that he was distributing it to help Powers kids, but Walker is unconvinced. He claims that Royale simply wants to replace Wolfe and replicate his influence over young Powers. Royale retorts that Walker is the one that wants to be Wolfe and reveals that Sway only allowed him to "borrow" Wolfe's power, and that he did not truly get his powers back in his fight with Wolfe. Walker still refuses to cooperate, so Royale reveals the real reason Wolfe needs to be killed. Wolfe has the ability to absorb Sway from anywhere. If he escapes, he can absorb the powers of anybody who has taken the drug, including Walker and Calista. Royale gives Walker twelve hours to decide, otherwise he is going to attempt to kill Wolfe on his own. Meanwhile, Calista awakes, seemingly unaffected by Sway. She takes this as evidence that she truly does have dormant powers. As she tries different ways to activate her abilities, Pilgrim arrives and arrests her. Retro Girl visits TripHammer and questions him about his cryptic statements at the party. He reveals that "Black Swan" is simply a name for the catastrophic event that Powers will eventually unleash upon the world. His experiments with the Drainer are a solution to stopping a rogue Power from causing the destruction of earth. Walker reports to the crime scene of the Power whose throat was slashed by a member of "Kaotic Chic". As he investigates, he reunites with Pilgrim, who wants his help interrogating Calista. Evidence on her phone ties her to "Kaotic Chic" and to Krispin, the son of Walker's former partner who was killed. The GPS on Krispin reveals that he is at a benefit hosted by Retro Girl and Zora. Walker and Pilgrim head there to investigate, but before they can arrive, Krispin storms the stage and disrupts a staged fight set up for Zora. Although Krispin tries to point out that the fight is staged, the hired Power continues his attack on Zora and Krispin is knocked aside. Krispin's mother rushes to his aid, but in the confusion, the hired Power accidentally kills her. Walker and Pilgrim arrive just in time to see the aftermath and a devastated Krispin who has now lost both parents to attacks from Powers. After discovering that the hired Power has used Sway to help his performance in the staged fight, Walker is convinced that Wolfe has to be stopped. He meets with Royale and agrees to his plan to kill Wolfe.|
|9||"Level 13"||Bill Eagles||Brian Michael Bendis||April 21, 2015|
|10||"F@#K the Big Chiller"||Mikael Salomon||TBD||April 28, 2015|
- Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker, formerly known as Diamond - a detective for the Powers division. Christian was once a hero, with the ability to fly, and was one of the best, but he had his powers taken from him by his previous mentor, Wolfe. Now Christian uses his experience to help the powers division stop powers.
- Susan Heyward as Deena Pilgrim - Christians' partner in the Powers division. Her father is a successful retired policeman whom everyone admires.
- Max Fowler as Krispin Stockley - the teenage son of Christian's deceased former partner. He feels that the more unstable 'Powers' should be held accountable for their mistakes.
- Olesya Rulin as Calista Secor - a wayward girl, she may or may not be homeless. She's a "wannabe" as she hangs around with powers, wanting powers of her own. She is convinced she has powers inside her, and believes they will awaken someday. She intends to use her powers on her abusive father for hurting her mother.
- Noah Taylor as Johnny Royalle - another protégé of Wolfe, and former friend of Christian Walker, though it is unknown what happened between Royalle and Walker to cause their split as friends and partners. Royalle has the power to teleport.
- Adam Godley as Captain Emile Cross - the head of Powers Division. He hates all powers and butts heads with Christian and Deena.
- Michelle Forbes as Janis, aka Retro Girl - a female 'power' who dated Christian when they were young and were the same team. Their relationship is strained after all the years apart. Retro Girl has the standard super powers of super strength, invulnerability and flight.
- Logan Browning as Zora - a blooming powers kid with the ability to manipulate light. She admires Christian and is ambitious about becoming the next powers hero.
- Eddie Izzard as "Big Bad" Wolfe - possibly one of the most powerful and dangerous villains. Wolfe has the ability to absorb powers, an ability he used on Walker. It's unknown exactly how he takes powers, as Christian is shown with a scar on his back, so it's unclear if he just needs to be close or needs physical contact. Wolfe is mentally unstable, which is why he wasn't executed. Wolfe consumes humans and powers alike, both of which fuel him. Wolfe has shown to have multitude powers which include extreme strength, speed, and regeneration which grew in strength as he consumes or "eats" others.
- Andrew Sensenig as Harley Cohen, aka Triphammer - a non-powered hero, double amputee, and scientific genius who designed himself a suit of state-of-the-art armor to fight crime. A former member of the superhero team with Christian and Retro Girl, he now watches over the powers prison and has built a device to drain the superhumans' powers.
- Aaron Farb as Simons - Royalle's assistant and lover. He has the power to make multiple copies of himself with their own thoughts and personalities. He commonly uses his powers for the advance purposes of helping Royalle and himself which includes running and assisting with his plans.
- Justice Leak as Kutter - a detective of Powers Division. He is friends with Christian and respects him, thought they often butt heads.
- Nicky Buggs as Eva Hamdam - Retro Girl's personal assistant and confidant.
- Jeryl Prescott as Golden - a member of Powers Division. She is friends with both Deena and Christian. Wolfe later kills and consumes her.
- Shelby Steel as Chaotic Chick - a girl who Krispin meets online while plays a POWERS online game. She likes powers but feels similarly with Krispin that they should be held accountable for their mistakes, due to a power battle resulting in the death of her cousin.
- Michael Lowry as Craig Sherman - a publicist who works for Zora.
- Janina Gavankar as Amira Karan - Deena's best friend.
- Charmin Lee as Patrice LeGarde, Johny Royalle's lawyer.
- Bianca Amato as Delia Alexander - a newscaster who hosts a very popular news show called "One on One with Delia Alexander".
- Jannette Sepwa as Paola Ruiz - Zora's fiesty assistant and lawyer.
- David Ury as Dr. Death - a mortician who works for Powers Division. He doesn't get along with Deena.
Sony Pictures had optioned the series for film production in 2001. In 2009, Brian Michael Bendis, creator of the comic book, confirmed plans to develop a Powers television show on FX as well as his involvement as the writer of the pilot for the show. In February 2011, a greenlit pilot of the show scripted by Charles H. Eglee was announced as a co-production by Sony Pictures Television and FX Networks. Charles S. Dutton became the first cast member in May 2011 when he signed on to play Captain Cross. Imminent filming in Chicago within weeks was announced in June 2011. The following week, Lucy Punch was cast as Deena Pilgrim. Katee Sackhoff had campaigned for the part. Although FX was rumored to be courting Kyle Chandler for the part of Walker, the next day Jason Patric was cast in the part. Later in June, Carly Foulkes was cast as Retro Girl and Bailee Madison was cast as Calista.
Filming began in Chicago in early July 2011 and ended in early August. In November 2011, FX announced that it would retool and reshoot the Powers pilot. Bendis tweeted that "the reshoots are planned for January and are all about tone and clarity". In April 2012, more scripts were ordered and writing continued, but reshoots and recasting were being discussed by the network.
On March 19, 2014, it was announced that Powers would become the first original television series on the PlayStation Network, to stream exclusively on PlayStation consoles and potentially stream in December 2014. On July 16, 2014, Susan Heyward, Max Fowler and Adam Godley were cast as Deena Pilgrim, Krispin Stockley and Captain Cross. On August 15, 2014, Deadline.com reported that Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor & Olesya Rulin were cast in the roles of "Big Bad" Wolfe, Johnny Royalle and Calista. On August 18, 2014, Sharlto Copley was announced to star as Christian Walker and Michelle Forbes is cast as Retro Girl. Mario Lopez guest stars in the pilot episode as the host of "Extra" wondering about Walker's current whereabouts.
On October 11, 2014, a trailer for Powers was premiered at New York Comic-Con.
The first season has received mixed reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a score of 53% based on 19 critic reviews, with an average score of 5.5/10. The critical consensus reads "The interplay between the characters lacks spark, but the detailed world-building of Powers shows potential." On Metacritic, it received a score of 51 out of 100, indicating 'mixed or average reviews.'
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