Apparently NBC’s new DC centered comedy ‘Powerless‘ is allowed to use more than just C-list heroes when it airs this coming fall, albeit at this point we only know they are at least allowed to name drop more famous heroes, even if they are never allowed to physically appear on the show.
The news comes to us from Vanessa Hudgens while speaking to ‘DC All Access’ while at San Diego Comic Con this summer, where she stated that “…the first claim Emily Locke is working on is one caused by Wonder Woman…Just sets the tone I think.” Furthermore, Hudgens then goes on to talk about how Emily’s boss might deny the claim because Wonder Woman is a demigod, and could thusly be written off as an Act of God.
It definitely sounds like it could be funny, especially if we see this perspective of everyday people having to deal with the fallout of these heroes, and it is even more exciting to know the workers of ‘Powerless’ can talk about mainstream DC heroes, as it definitely has more comedy and relatability if they are dealing with situations caused by well-known heroes we all know and love.
What are your thoughts on ‘Powerless?’ Do you think it might help turn around the curse of bad comedies on NBC? Or do you think it is too high concept for the network? Check out the full synopsis and then share your opinions in the comments below!
In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. But 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 coworkers. 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.
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