After a superhero leaves a city in ruins after some epic brawl, rarely do you hear them offering to help pick up the pieces. They save the day and get to go home, leaving behind plenty of arduous work behind for the average joes. Heroes and villains’ tendencies to historical landmarks and put people in harm’s way keep folks like Emily (Vanessa Hudgens), Del (Alan Tudyk), and Teddy (Danny Pudi) busy in NBC’s new comedy, set in its version of the DC universe. Expect easter eggs galore.
Below, watch the Powerless promo.
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NBC screened their midseason DC Comics comedy Powerless at Comic-Con. The workplace comedy is set in an insurance company that handles claims for superhero-related destruction. In a roundtable at Comic-Con, series creator Ben Queen told /Film that this was not inspired by the backlash against Man of Steel’s collateral damage.
“No, but I will say superhero movies and TV shows now are so serious, and that’s a good thing,” Queen said. “The idea of what it would be like to live in that world and be a normal person without powers. Frankly, how you get to work in the morning when you’re dealing with super-related craziness like a tidal wave from Aquaman, just the aggravation of that seemed like a funny thing to explore.” Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
Every superhero show or movie has them: dozens or hundreds of anonymous extras milling about in the backgrounds of all those CG-heavy, city-destroying third-act climaxes, looking alternatively terrified and grateful. Every once in a while, some of them even get to speak – to testify against Superman in Congress or to corner Iron Man in an elevator. But NBC’s Powerless is the first time these nameless nobodies truly get to take center stage. And as it turns out, they’ve got a pretty great story to tell. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Another day, another new DC Comics TV show — but this one’s got a genuinely unusual twist. NBC has given a pilot production commitment to Powerless, a half-hour single-camera sitcom which basically sounds like “The Office plus superpowers.” Get all the details on the NBC Powerless series after the jump. Read More »