Brian M. Bendis is one of my favorite comic writers, and Remi Aubuchon is one of my favorite TV writers, so when they offered me a role on Powers, I said yes.
All the specific details are locked down with an NDA, but I start work soon, and I’ll hopefully be able to share some things from the set once I settle in, like who is directing my first episode (someone I’ve been dying to work with for decades!)
Here’s some of the press release:
Brian Michael Bendis, an executive producer on Powers and co-creator of the comics, says this new character will be revealed in upcoming issues. Wheaton’s character on the show is described as “exciting, mysterious and powerful.”
The series is available on the PlayStation Store for free streaming to all PlayStation Plus subscribers, and can also be purchased episodically. Season 2 is slated for a 2016 premiere.
I’m still putting a lot of time and energy into writing, because the things I pointed out in my reboot post haven’t changed, but I love Powers, and I love the people involved, so I’m excited to be invited to play with them, and bring this character to life.
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Congrats, yo! That’s awesome.
The first season was a bit rocky, but I’m looking forward to this series getting it’s legs.
Congratulations Wil!! That is awesome.: -) Have fun, don’t worry about the blog. Enjoy.: -) I am very happy for ya ‘.
It is my hope to someday be described as “exciting, mysterious and powerful.”
Wheaton’s character on the show is described as “exciting, mysterious and powerful.”
So… you’re playing yourself? Awesome. 😉
Congratulations Wil! I’m very happy for you and for the show too, it had an amazing first season!.
Congratulations watched a few episodes looking forward to watching you on it.
Super cool. Bendis is one of my favs too (maybe my fav). I haven’t gotten to see Powers yet but now I have more incentive to catch up knowing you’ll be playing a part in the next season.
On an unrelated topic, I’m really hoping they’ll bring you back for the second season of Dark Matter.
Every once in awhile I proclaim “I’m Batman!” in a deep raspy voice. Then I realize how silly it sounds coming from well, a woman. I can dream, can’t I ? You can too, but in a much more productive way as you have many talents! Good luck and have fun!
Btw homemade apple cider and beer is a refreshing drink that has carbs AND vitamins!
Congratulations! I’ve watched most of first season, had potential. I’ll need to catch up now.
Very cool! Congrats!
Hooray! This is fantastic news (that you’ve had to sit on for a while now, am I right?)! Don’t let depression tell you any different: your Essence is Awesome. I could go into your Aspect and your Attribute (and these concepts I’m pulling from Spider Robinson’s “Involuntary Man’s Laughter” from the book Callahan’s Secret, third in the Callahan’s series. [Robinson took the reference from Roger Zelazny’s novel Lord of Light.]), but that will take more brain than I currently have operating at the moment. Ask around, somebody you love will be able to tell you what your Aspect is and what your Attribute(s) may be. Just remember – YOU ARE AWESOME at your very core. Thank you for being you and sharing you with us.
Fantastic news dude. I fucking love that show and can’t wait until it comes back on again!
Sharlto Copley, Eddie Izzard, and now Wil wheaton!? Literally checking off on my favorite people list! I’m so happy and excited for you! I can’t wait to see your work!
Well done, Wil!
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This is so exciting! I was a big fan of the comics and really, really liked the first season. With all the casting news for season two, I can’t wait to see it.
Congratulations, Will! I loved you in Eureka and look forward to seeing you in Powers!
I followed the link to see what Powers is about…. “Powers, an edgy dramatic series”. Congrats, Wil. You’re finally “edgy”. xD Too bad it’s only on Playstation and I’ll never get to see it.
Congrats. I hope you get to be a bad guy again. While I’m a die hard Trekkie I loved you as Chaos on Leverage.
Awesome! You’re finally “edgy” — congratulations! : -)
This reminds me a bit of Mutant City Blues: http://www.pelgranepress.com/?cat=20
Sounds like I may have to get a PS4.
Powers, Season 1 is on iTunes for those in the Non-Playstation Nation.
For $25 bucks, and you have to get iTunes. Had that on my PC once, never again.
Congrats!!!! that is great news
Giving shape to a character & bringing him off the page and into the world for the first time … that has to be about as fun as it gets for an actor.
Go get ’em!!
That is totally awesome! I think you would be great in something like that.
I love Kenny Powers!
Congrats! I’d be more excited if it were easier to watch Powers, but that’s still awesome and something to look forward to when it’s more widely available.
I found the first season mesmerizing. I couldn’t stop watching. You being on it will only make it that much better.
Am I allowed (as a UK Playstation Plus member) allowed to be annoyed with the “Available to all Playstation Plus members” line.
If you can watch it in the UK they do a REALLY bad job of helping you find it.
But I hope it’s great and that one day I’ll be allowed to see it.
I can’t wait to see your character! That show is definitely unique and has a great cast so far. You are going to kill! I wonder if you will be a bad guy cause you are awesome as one!! Good guys tend to last longer though… I was surprised and elated to see you on Dark Matter. That show is another great one out there!
Are you going to do a gruff Christian Bale Batman voice like Noah Taylor and the amazingly-named Sharlto did? Make sure to lubricate your throat regularly! I just finished binge-watching the show today, and I didn’t mind it. The special effects were not particularly special and the directing frequently left me wondering what everyone was emoting about, but the storyline is the thing I look for and it was pretty good. Definitely has room to Grow The Beard in season two.
Congrats! I’m really looking forward to seeing you in this!
Can I just say I kinda wish you were joining the cast of the new MST3K, too? It’s the first thing I thought when I heard Felicia Day was going to play a Mad, that the only thing that would make the news better would be if Evil Wil Wheaton made an appearance on the show beside her. (Also, I hope to see more of you on Dark Matter, which turned out to be some pretty awesome SciFi.)
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