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Queensland attracts US series – Powers

Tuesday 9 February 2016: Screen Queensland (SQ) 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.

‘We are thrilled to be opening our virtual doors to another US production with the PlayStation Originals series, Powers, to commence its visual effects and post production work,’ said SQ CEO Tracey Vieira.

‘This is the third international production we have attracted to Queensland via our PDV incentive since its introduction in 2015 which means more growth for our post and visual effects sector and individual skillsets of our workforce.

‘In the last 12 months we have 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.

‘All of these projects have been attracted from a competitive process with other interstate and international locations vying for their business. In each case, Queensland has come up as the number one choice for these US producers.’

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.”

Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals? 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.

‘We will continue to work hard to maintain focus on Queensland as offering the very best in human and technical resources in the PDV space as well as key creatives and crew,’ said Ms Vieira.

‘This will allow our screen industry to continue to innovate and grow which in turn leads to more and more projects like Powers coming to Queensland.’

Powers S2 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.

For further information about Screen Queensland’s PDV Incentive and other incentives, visit www.screenqld.com.au

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