Powers is coming back for another season on PlayStation. That's a bit of a surprise: it's been hard to tell how committed PlayStation is to ordering original shows, especially now that Microsoft's Xbox division has dropped its efforts to do the same thing. PlayStation hasn't ordered anything else since committing to Powers about a year ago, and it's not clear that the show has done much to convince gamers to buy a PlayStation over an Xbox. Powers currently has a 50 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes (a 51 percent on Metacritic), which suggests that it may not be destined to become terribly popular.
"We believe original content will continue to be a key pillar."
Nonetheless, a new season of Powers is on the way, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The first season ran for 10 episodes, but there's no word yet on how many will be made this time around. It'll arrive in 2016.
Sony makes it sound like it's happy with how Powers is doing. It also says that there's probably more original content to come. "The reception to Powers has been incredible, and we are thrilled to have successfully launched a platform for original content with the PlayStation gamer in mind," John Koller, a marketing VP with Sony Computer Entertainment America, tells the Reporter. "We believe original content will continue to be a key pillar as we broaden the value proposition for PlayStation Plus, and we’re excited for what’s to come with season two of Powers."
PlayStation was out at the 2015 NewFronts last week with a private presentation to advertisers. That suggests it has something to sell, be it Powers or a new series that'll arrive down the road.