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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:03 pm 
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NBC Orders Pilot for DC Entertainment’s Powerless

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Jan 07, 2016

NBC has officially ordered a pilot for the half-hour comedy series Powerless from “A to Z” creator Ben Queen and Warner Bros. TV. The pilot will be written and executive produced by Queen.

While not based on any particular comic from the DC canon, the series is described as “a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America” and is at its core is about “the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.”

It was previously reported that none of the A-List superheroes of the DCU like Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman are expected to appear in the series, though with the main character in the show being in insurance, it’s almost a given they’ll be hearing about destruction in Metropolis or Gotham City every other episode.

“Powerless” joins the ever-expanding roster of DC Entertainemnt TV shows, which are currently all one-hour dramas with Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on The CW, Gotham on FOX, Supergirl on CBS, and the in-development Krypton on Syfy.

Marvel Entertainment also has a similar concept in development with Damage Control, though it remains unconfirmed at this time if that project is moving forward.


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Vanessa Hudgens to Star in DC Comics Comedy Pilot ‘Powerless’ at NBC

February 22, 2016 | 01:00PM PT
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Vanessa Hudgens has been cast in NBC’s DC Comics comedy pilot “Powerless,” Variety has learned. The starring role is Hudgens’ first gig after “Grease Live,” for which she received rave reviews.

Based on characters from the DC universe, “Powerless” is a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics. The show is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.

Hudgens will play Emily Locke, an insurance claims adjuster who loves her job because she gets to help people. The character likes to fly under the radar and just get her work done, and she finds herself increasingly exasperated by the disruptive antics of the various superheroes that proliferate in her city.

The role marks Hudgens’ first regular role on a TV series. The triple-threat rose to worldwide fame on Disney Channel’s “High School Musical,” which spawned two sequels, including a theatrical release. Most recently, she stunningly played Rizzo on Fox’s live “Grease” TV musical, and was touted as the star of the show, despite her father passing away just hours before the broadcast. Her film credits include “Spring Breakers,” alongside James Franco; “Machete Kills”; and “Sucker Punch.” She is repped by CAA.

“Powerless” hails from Warner Bros. Television, and marks the latest DC project to make its way to television, following the CW’s “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “iZombie” from DC’s Vertigo imprint, Fox’s “Gotham” and “Supergirl” on CBS. Should the pilot go to series, it would be the only DC comedy on television.

The single-cam, half-hour comedy was penned by Ben Queen, who will exec produce. Michael Patrick Jann will direct the ensemble pilot.


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Powerless Cast Adds Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk and Christina Kirk

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Just yesterday, NBC and DC Entertainment announced Vanessa Hudgens as the star of Powerless, a new series set in the DC Universe. Now they’ve added three more familiar faces to the Powerless cast: Danny Pudi (“Community,” Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, “Firefly”) and Christina Kirk (“A to Z,” “Manhattan”). The series will be DC Entertainment’s first foray into comedy, with the half-hour series focusing on the regular people that call the DCU home.

Hudgens stars in Powerless as Emily Locke, an insurance claims adjuster who loves helping people and keeping a low profile in order to get her work done, who faces increasing frustration with the destructive antics of superheroes in her city. Tudyk will play Del, Emily’s over-educated dictator of a boss in the claims department, who also happens to be the owner’s son. Pudi plays Teddy, Emily’s prank-pulling work friend and trusted confidante. Kirk will portray Jackie, Del’s overworked personal assistant whose office cubicle is covered with beefcake shots of superheroes.

A to Z creator Ben Queen will executive produce the series, which is described as a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America. It is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.


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