NBC has released the official description of DC’s upcoming series starring Vanessa Hudgens and Community’s Danny Pudi. The comedy series circles around insurance agents who are essentially the clean-up crew who assess the damages the superhero fights leave.
In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens (“Grease Live,” “High School Musical”) plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. 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 co-workers. 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.
The cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk.
Ben Queen serves as writer and executive producer. Director Michael Patrick Jann (pilot) also executive produces. “Powerless” is produced by Warner Bros. Television and based on the characters from DC Comics.
First images of the series has also been revealed and gives us a brief look at Crimson Fox, which I hope is one of the many superhero cameos we’ll get in the series. No word on which other superheroes we’ll get to see make an appearance but expect many references to them.
“Powerless” stars Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, and Christina Kirk and will air on NBC. A to Z creator Ben Queen is writing, and Michael Patrick Jann will direct the pilot.