DC is all set to bring some major humor to its comic book-based TV series universe with a half-hour comedy titled Powerless. The cast and premise are promising enough to make it a success.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has picked up Powerless. The show will be DC’s first ever half-hour comedy. Expect to see it soon, because the show will be part of the channel’s 2016-2017 season. While it is set in the DC universe, the focus of the story will be on ordinary humans working at an insurance company.
The cast includes Disney star Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi, and Christina Kirk. While I’m familiar with the cast, there is no doubt that Danny Pudi is the main reason I’ll be checking out this series. He was amazing in Community and I can’t wait to see what he’ll do in Powerless.
Here’s the official synopsis of the show, which will revolve around Vanessa Hudgen’s character named Emily:
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.
Fans can also expect to see some recognizable DC superheroes, villains, and other characters once the series airs.
ABC and Marvel are also busy creating a similar comedy so let’s see which one the fans like more and becomes a success. Good luck to both of them.
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Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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