Well, it seems that NBC did not quite have enough faith in DC’s ‘Powerless’ to succeed as is, and we have recently learned that there have been some major changes to the first sitcom released by DC Comics. There have been mixed rumors about the show ever since it first revealed its pilot episode to Comic Con earlier this year, and while most of the reviews themselves were positive, it seems there was enough uncertainty that NBC went in and started changing the show around, which I personally do not think bodes well for anyone. Especially since these are some major changes.
According to the newly revealed synopsis, it seems that the characters no longer worker for a company called Retcon Insurance (which was supposed to help ordinary people deal with damages from superhero fall out) but now work for a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises, tying the show directly to Bruce Wayne/Batman. And what does the company do now? Why it develops products to help regular people defend themselves from superpowered individuals, a change big enough that probably required the cast to go back and reshoot the pilot.
What does this mean for the future of ‘Powerless?’ Potentially a lot more interference from NBC, muddled storylines struggling to cope with the new direction of the setting, and most likely, a sad ending after airing only a handful of episodes. Of course, I could be completely wrong, but things like this rarely equal a highly successful show, but I am personally rooting for ‘Powerless’ to somehow be the exception to the rule, as I really like the cast, especially Alan Tudyk, and I hope they can still find a way to create a good show out of this. Check out the new synopsis for yourself below, and then share your opinion on the changes in the comments section.
In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.
Source: Batman News
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