For its second season, PlayStation-exclusive show Powers will add Michael Madsen to its cast of stars, which already includes the likes of Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Eddie Izzard (The Riches). Brian Michael Bendis, executive producer of the show and writer of the comic on which Powers is based, announced the news earlier today via the PlayStation Blog.
Michael Madsen's name may not be immediately familiar (and on that note, is not to be confused with similarly-named Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen), but I’d wager you're familiar with his work. He was Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs, Budd in Kill Bill, and Bob in Sin City. In the realm of video games, he voiced Toni Cipriani in Grand Theft Auto 3 and Daud in Dishonored. In short, the guy's got a thing for playing hardened killers who either lead or are part of an organized crime syndicate.
The world of Powers may feature superheroes and supervillains, but the lines between the two can get pretty blurry. Casting Madsen in the role of a retired hero sounds like a great fit. Season 2 started filming this week, and is set to debut sometime next year.
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