‘Powerless’ is finally premiering on NBC, and if the promos are any indication, the peacock network seems to be just about as excited as fans to see how the first comedy set in the DC universe is going to fair.
This week, in anticipation of Thursday’s big premiere, they released 3 new promos for the series, the first of which has Batman himself, Adam West, doing narration over some classic comic artwork, setting the stage for the premise of the series, which focuses on how the actions of heroes affects the lives of those citizens caught in the crossfire of their battles. The second promo focuses more on the research and development side of the world of the show, showcasing a few of the inventions being developed at Wayne Enterprises, including an umbrella that protects its user from rubble but potentially kills anyone standing around them, or a kryptonite glass meant to keep Superman from crashing through someone’s window, though it would make it impossible for Superman to save anyone stuck behind that window, which the inventor belatedly realizes once a colleague points it out to him. The third promo shows more behind the scenes content from the show, as the cast discusses the plot and the characters, and what we can expect from the series in general, as well as giving us a few more complete scenes we had glimpsed in earlier promos.
I know I am excited for ‘Powerless,’ and will definitely check it out when it premieres later this week. Will you? Share your thoughts on the new show in the comments below!
Series synopsis below:
Emily Locke lands her dream job as Director of Research and Development for Wayne Security in Charm City, home to super heroes and villains and citizens fed up with the collateral damage of their constant fighting. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her aspirations far exceed those of her new boss 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.