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Breaking News: NBC Greenlights Powerless, A New DC Comedy

Breaking News: NBC Greenlights Powerless, A New DC Comedy

By Tim Beedle Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The life of a superhero is serious business… most of the time.

NBC announced tonight that they’re giving a series order to Powerless, a new single-camera comedy from Warner Bros. TV based on characters from DC Comics. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, along with fan-favorite actors like Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk and Christina Kirk, it offers a working man’s view of superheroes and will be the first comedy series set within the DC Universe.

Vanessa Hudgens plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right … even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn’t always require superpowers.

The pilot episode was written by Ben Queen who will also serve as Executive Producer along with the pilot’s director, Michael Patrick Jann.

So what do you think? Are you ready to make laughter your superpower? Let us know in the comments below, and keep an eye on DCComics.com for news on this exciting new #DCTV show as it breaks.