Powers

Powers

  • Seasons:
  • 2
  • 1
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 commercialized, 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 Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, the edgy and dramatic POWERS follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley, District 9) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward, TV’s “The Following"), who are assigned to investigate these cases. 
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 commercialized, 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 Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, the edgy and dramatic POWERS follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley, District 9) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward, TV’s “The Following"), who are assigned to investigate these cases. 

Season 1 (10 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 03/10/2015 Runtime: 50:50 min.

    Original air date: 03/10/2015 Runtime: 50:50 min. In a world where having powers can make you a celebrity, the death of a well-known superhero is headline news. Now Detective Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and his new partner Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward) are on a mission to discover the truth, leading them to Calista (Olesya Rulin), a young woman with a mysterious past and suspicious motives.

  • 2. Like a Power

    Original air date: 03/10/2015 Runtime: 45:36 min.

    Original air date: 03/10/2015 Runtime: 45:36 min. Conflicted with the loss of his former life as a Power, power-less Detective Walker (Sharlto Copley) must overcome his personal demons and find Calista (Olesya Rulin) who has gone missing. Now with the reappearance of old friend turned foe Johnny Royalle (Noah Taylor), Walker is left with more questions than answers.

  • 3. Mickey Rooney Cries No More

    Original air date: 03/10/2015 Runtime: 44:10 min.

    Original air date: 03/10/2015 Runtime: 44:10 min. As a lethal powers-enhancing drug is unleashed on the public, Detectives Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Pilgrim (Susan Heyward) seek out the criminal mastermind behind it with the help of iconic Power, Retro Girl (Michelle Forbes). As clues come to light, Walker considers the possibility that Wolfe (Eddie Izzard), his dangerous former mentor turned nemesis, might have the answers he seeks.

  • 4. Devil in a Garbage Bag

    Original air date: 03/17/2015 Runtime: 42:19 min.

    Original air date: 03/17/2015 Runtime: 42:19 min. Walker (Sharlto Copley), Pilgrim (Susan Heyward) and the rest of the Powers Division must prevent Wolfe (Eddie Izzard) from escaping the high-security prison that holds him, The Shaft. As Wolfe goes on a murderous rampage from within the prison, the Powers team is forced to try a new top-secret technology to keep him detained – code name: The Drainer.

  • 5. Paint It Black

    Original air date: 03/24/2015 Runtime: 37:14 min.

    Original air date: 03/24/2015 Runtime: 37:14 min. As Retro Girl (Michelle Forbes), Zora (Logan Browning) and the heroes of the world rush to stop the escape of Wolfe (Eddie Izzard) from The Shaft, Walker (Sharlto Copley) realizes he must face him alone, the inevitable clash between mentor and disciple that will unravel the deep-seated history between them.

  • 6. The Raconteur of the Funeral Circuit

    Original air date: 03/31/2015 Runtime: 44:34 min.

    Original air date: 03/31/2015 Runtime: 44:34 min. In the wake of the battle to stop Wolfe (Eddie Izzard), the Powers division gathers to mourn the loss of their fellow officers, while Walker (Sharlto Copley) seeks answers about his own future and the possibility of becoming Diamond once again. After seeing the uncertain and dangerous side effects of Sway first-hand Johnny Royalle (Noah Taylor) begins unsavory experiments on known subjects of the drug.

  • 7. You Are Not It

    Original air date: 04/07/2015 Runtime: 47:49 min.

    Original air date: 04/07/2015 Runtime: 47:49 min. After Wolfe (Eddie Izzard) pleads to end his life, Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Pilgrim (Susan Heyward) must act quickly to stop Johnny Royalle (Noah Taylor)from meeting with Wolfe in The Shaft. Meanwhile Zora (Logan Browning) struggles with her newfound fame, while Calista (Olesya Rulin) becomes more desperate to discover if she truly is a Power.

  • 8. Aha Shake Heartbreak

    Original air date: 04/14/2015 Runtime: 41:39 min.

    Original air date: 04/14/2015 Runtime: 41:39 min. In order to persuade him to join his new cause to annihilate Wolfe (Eddie Izzard), Royalle (Noah Taylor) reveals to Walker (Sharlto Copley) the true nature of Sway and the inevitable devastation it will cause if Wolfe ever escapes. Meanwhile, as the message of Kaotic Chic spreads rapidly with fatal results, it finds its biggest platform yet in a publicity stunt orchestrated for Retro Girl's (Michelle Forbes) charitable foundation.

  • 9. Level 13

    Original air date: 04/21/2015 Runtime: 42:25 min.

    Original air date: 04/21/2015 Runtime: 42:25 min. In the penultimate episode, written by the Powers comic co-creator Brian Michael Bendis, Walker (Sharlto Copley) decides how far he is willing to go to regain his powers as Johnny Royalle (Noah Taylor) sets the plan in motion to kill Wolfe (Eddie Izzard). Meanwhile, the Powers division tries to catch Royalle in the act and discover where Walker's true allegiance lies.

  • 10. F… the Big Chiller

    Original air date: 04/28/2015 Runtime: 41:08 min.

    Original air date: 04/28/2015 Runtime: 41:08 min. Wolfe (Eddie Izzard) has escaped, leaving a path of destruction and death in his wake, pushing Walker (Sharlto Copley) to put aside his desire to regain his own powers in order to help the powers division and heroes of the world end this once and for all. Will killing Wolfe save humanity or are there more sinister forcers lurking in the background?