NBC has released a new promo for Powerless, the half-hour comedy series set in the DC universe, ahead of the show's premiere in a little less than a month.
Powerless features a super cast that includes Vanessa Hudgens (Sucker Punch) as the show’s plucky heroine and the new Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, Emily Locke. Also starring are Danny Pudi (Community), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Christina Kirk (A to Z), Ron Funches (Trolls) and Atlin Mitchell (The Twilight Saga).
The show was heavily retooled since the pilot was shown at SDCC last summer. Whereas the series was originally set at an insurance company that specialized in “regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes,” the action has now moved to Wayne Security, an offshoot of Wayne Enterprises where they develop products to help ordinary citizens protect themselves in a world of super-powered people. Like an anti-rubble umbrella, because, you know, “When superheroes fight super battles, it super sucks.”
Even though Powerless is rooted in the DC universe, don’t expect big-name superheroes to drop by, since it’ll mostly feature fringe DC Comics characters like Crimson Fox. But from what I can see in the promo below, the show should be a whole lot of fun, and having fan favorites Danny Pudi and Alan Tudyk on board is a definite plus.
Emily Locke 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. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her aspirations far exceed those of her new boss and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.
Powerless will premiere on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.