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 overeducated 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.
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.
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