6.7/10
6,163
51 user 16 critic

Powers 

Trailer
2:13 | Trailer
Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.
Reviews
Popularity
3,225 ( 635)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2016   2015  
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Sharlto Copley ...  Christian Walker 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Susan Heyward ...  Deena Pilgrim 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Olesya Rulin ...  Calista Secor 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Adam Godley ...  Emile Cross 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Max Fowler ...  Krispin Stockley 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Logan Browning ...  Zora 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Andrew Sensenig ...  Triphammer / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2016
Justice Leak ...  Kutter 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Michael Lowry ...  Craig Sherman 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Michelle Forbes ...  Retro Girl 11 episodes, 2015-2016
Noah Taylor ...  Johnny Royalle 10 episodes, 2015
Michael Madsen ...  Patrick / ... 10 episodes, 2016
Eddie Izzard ...  'Big Bad' Wolfe 10 episodes, 2015
Edit

Storyline

What if the world were full of superheroes who aren't actually heroic at all? What if all their powers were just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder and endorsement deals? Enter the men and women of the powers division, the brave people in charge of protecting humans like us and keeping the peace over commercialised, God-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them. Based on the graphic novel by Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Michael Bendis, the edgy and dramatic Powers follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate these cases.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Real power lies within


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The game Krispen is seen playing on his PS4 is a slightly re-skinned version of inFamous: Second Son (2014), a PlayStation exclusive title that deals with similar themes to the show, where a small percentage of the population have supernatural abilities. The key difference is that in the world of Infamous, Powers (or "Conduits") are feared and imprisoned, not revered and idolized like they are on this show. See more »

User Reviews

UGH why?
12 March 2015 | by latashaseamSee all my reviews

The writing is so disappointing considering the bones of the plot are already put together since it is based on an existing graphic novel. As well, the performances are unbalanced. So many wonderful actors (Izzard, Taylor, Forbes, Copley to name a few) are trying their best to give some depth to crap dialogue and playing against some truly awful acting by the main characters. Direction seems non- existent...it's painfully clumsy in all respects. As well, will someone shape Walker's eyebrow? That and his oddly manicured perma- 5 o'clock shadow make him look like a muppet which makes it that much harder to take him seriously. God, and the wardrobe....completely uninspired.

The dialogue and acting in that scene in the 2nd episode when the 2 main cop characters Walker and Pilgrim are watching a TV news report in his living room is an example of everything that is wrong with this show.


13 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 51 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Powers See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed