The first season of Powers, on the PlayStation Network, ended up with a major surprise: the death of one of its main characters.
At the end of the season, Retro Girl (Michelle Forbes) lay in a pool of her own blood, surrounded by friends and fans who were shocked at how such a thing could happen.
Now, season two is right around the corner, and it will lead us on the hunt for Retro Girl's killer, as Christian (Sharlto Copley) struggles to deal with the death of the woman he loved.
This season also sees the addition of a few new cast members, including Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer and geek icon Wil Wheaton.
"Someone pointed out to me on Twitter, this season looks like the Ocean's 11 of genre actors," wrote executive producer Brian Bendis on the PlayStation blog. "I think that is insanely cool."
Bendis also pointed out this season is different, thanks to a lot of changes and perhaps a larger budget.
"Remi Aubuchon, our dazzling showrunner, led the charge of making some significant hires behind the scenes in the areas of cinematography, costumes, stunts, and production design," wrote Bendis. "They're an incredible group of artists, as I'm sure you can see from the footage in the clip. In upcoming blog posts, I will be focusing some attention on each of these amazing individuals and what they bring to the world of Powers. But for now, just know that they have helped make this season even bigger and bolder than ever!"
Powers is the first scripted television series on the PlayStation Network and follows a former superhero as he navigates through a world where many people have superpowers. He's now a detective who investigates cases involving those with powers, but the murder of Retro Girl is probably his biggest case to date.
The second season of the show reflects the first story from the comic book series, "Who Killed Retro Girl?," that the PlayStation show finds inspiration from.
Powers premieres next year for free on the PlayStation Network to PlayStation Plus subscribers, and it will become available for purchase and download to nonsubscribers.