The trailer for the DC Comics universe-set sitcom Powerless is putting it all together

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Powerless is the upcoming sitcom from NBC set in the DC Comics universe starring Vanessa Hudgens. It was initially pitched as being based at an insurance company specialising in collateral damage claims from super-powered incidents, while drawing its inspiration from the network’s previous comedy powerhouse The Office.

However that’s since changed to the show becoming based in a division of Wayne Enterprises, Wayne Security. It’s a company specialising in developing products to mitigate damage from superhero battles for ordinary folks – and headed up by Bruce Wayne’s cousin Van Wayne, played by the always funny Alan Tudyk.

The official show synopsis is as follows:

NBC’s new show Powerless follows Emily Locke [Vanessa Hudgens], who lands her dream job as Director of Research and Development for Wayne Security in Charm City, home to super heroes and villains and citizens fed up with the collateral damage of their constant fighting.

First impressions last, so let’s see how good this one is:

That was delightfully absurd, which if you think about it is exactly what living in a world like that would be like. It looks like they took The Office, Better Off Ted and superhero goodness and Hulk-smashed them together. The low-budget CGI also adds to, rather than detracts from, the feel the series is aiming for – which is decidedly non-realistic.

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I think this is one “superhero” show that both comic book and non-comic book fans can enjoy – just go with it and don’t think too hard. I’m definitely going to check this out once it starts airing… and was that Starro? On TV?!

What do you think?

Powerless is set to begin airing its 10 episode long first season on NBC on 2 February. Created by Ben Queen (Drive, A to Z), it stars Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, Christina Kirck, Atlin Mitchell and Ron Funches.

Last Updated: January 20, 2017

  • Unavengedavo

    Is this in response to Marvel’s Damage Control series or vice versa? O_o

  • Hammersteyn

    I’ll watch a few episodes only because of Alan Tudyk. Hopefully the show will have hooked me by then

    • Admiral Chief

      Who? Oh you mean Steve the Pirate?

      • Hammersteyn


      • Matthew Holliday

        Forver Wash

  • miaau

    I think it looks like fun. Interesting

  • Admiral Chief

    Definitely watching this!

  • Oh man this looks good!

  • MonsterCheddar

    This is going to be good

  • MonsterCheddar

    LOL. Alan Tudyk.

  • Matthew Holliday

    No matter how many movies, series etc I see him in, this is just Wash in an alternate timeline where he wasnt killed when he crashed Serenity.
    There are worse things to be.

  • GooseZA

    Reminds me a lot of Better off Ted. Will check it out.

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