News 02.03.16

QUEENSLAND ATTRACTS US SERIES – POWERS



Screen Queensland via its Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Attraction Grant has attracted another US production to the state with online series, Powers, to complete visual effects work for its second series in 2016.

This is the third international production Screen Queensland has attracted to Queensland via its Post, Digital, Visual Effects incentive since its introduction in 2015.

In the last 12 months Queensland has welcomed feature film The Age of Adaline produced by Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and US television series, Underground from Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, to Queensland.

Based on the Icon comics (a Marvel Comics imprint) and a PlayStation Originals series, Powers has been adapted from the original comic series by Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Michael Bendis.

Powers, an edgy dramatic series, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.”

The new season will delve into the storyline made famous by the first comic “Who Killed Retro Girl?” as the Powers Division investigates the shocking murder of the world famous superhero (played by Michelle Forbes) and the mysteries that her death uncovers.

Powers Season 2 will be available later this year. Powers is produced by Jinxworld and Circle of Confusion in association with Sony Pictures Television. Remi Aubuchon, Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming and David Engel serve as executive producers.

Read more about Screen Queensland’s PDV Incentive.