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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.
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2016   2015  
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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 / ... 16 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
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What if the world was 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.

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English

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10 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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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 »

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Terrible pilot, gets much better by episode 3.
12 March 2015 | by gmackenzSee all my reviews

First off a correction to the various misconceptions by earlier reviews on IMDb. This show is based on a comic book that appeared 6 years earlier than Heroes TV show and 13 years before the Reckoners book series. I'd posit that those works were probably influenced by Powers (and other comics of the time (Watchmen anyone?).

I was very disappointed in the pilot episode for the unnecessary massive info dump from of all people Mario Lopez as an on screen celebrity reporter. The pilot seemed like it had been shot cheaply and clearly seems written as network sales pitch episode and it doesn't fit with the more nuanced better 2nd and 3rd episodes I've seen. Third episode redeemed the pilot in all aspects. The direction, script and acting all made me accept the sometimes dramatic differences to the source comic book series.


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