DC Comics Comedy ‘Powerless’ Ordered to Series at NBC

NBC is getting back in on the superhero game.

Prior to Upfronts next week, the network announced that its DC Comics half-hour comedy Powerless has been ordered to series.

Powerless, which is set in the world of DC Comics, focuses not on the superheroes within this universe but the ordinary people living in a superhero-powered world. It’s described as an office comedy about the exceedingly average employees at an insurance company and their quest to find their own power.

Vanessa Hudgens leads the charge as Emily Locke, an insurance adjuster with a specialty in helping out average people affected by the wanton destruction of superhero fights.

Here’s more from the pilot storyline: “It’s when [Hudgens’ character] 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.”

Powerless gives DC Television seven series guaranteed for the 2016-17 schedule (with Supergirl still up in the air, although there are rumors it could be headed to the younger-skewing The CW.)

Are you excited for Powerless?

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