NBC Developing Comedy Powerless, Focusing on Regular People in the DC Universe

NBC is developing Powerless, which will focus on regular people in the DC Universe

Deadline reports that NBC and DC Entertainment are developing a brand-new series set in the DC Universe, but it’s not based on any hero or comic you’ve read. The series will be DC Entertainment’s first foray into comedy, with a half-hour series focusing on the regular people that call the DCU home.

“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.” They go on to describe it as being about “the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.”

The outlet notes 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 character’s line of work being insurance, it’s almost a given they’ll be hearing about destruction in Metropolis every other episode. 

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

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