For those of you who don’t know, Powers is a series about a world where humans can gain super human abilities, i.e. powers of flight, super strength, and teleportation. The show follows a character by the name of Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley). He’s a man who used to go by the code name Diamond and had the power of flight and super strength. Unfortunately, in an altercation with his mentor, he was left powerless. Now he works as a detective for the “Powers Division” of the local police.
Right now is the best time to be a comic book fan. Television and movie theaters are inundated with super hero themed shows and films. Twenty years ago, this was a fantasy and now it’s every day life. Due to the fact that the genre has become the norm, fans have to worry about their favorite shows eventually coming to an end. Supergirl is a good example of the genre’s first fatality. But thanks to The CW, is can fly for another day. As of right now, Powers is cancelled. But that doesn’t mean Bendis has given up all hope for the show.
this is hard to tweet, but word is that @POWERStheSERIES is sadly, no more. season 2 was the last. at least for now. 1/2
— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) August 3, 2016
As you can tell by his tweet, he’s hoping that another platform (i.e. Netflix or Hulu) will save the show from permanent extinction. It’s going to be tough. With the success Netflix has had with shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, it hard to see a show like Powers (a show that doesn’t have the rich history or edge that Daredevil or Jessica Jones has) being saved. On the other hand, Hulu did just lose out on a major deal with The Flash and Arrow. Therefore it’s possible that Powers could be resurrected on that streaming service. Bendis tweeted out that, at one point, the show was able to garner 4.5 million viewers on YouTube. That’s a lot of viewers, but it also doesn’t tell you how many of those 4.5 millions viewers actually stuck around for the entire episode.
For now, Powers is no more.