We finally have a premiere date for NBC’s upcoming comedy series Powerless, but the release of a brand-new synopsis heralds a major change for the TV show set in the DC universe.
While the series originally had our main characters working in an insurance company and the show’s plucky heroine Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) an “insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes,” the show’s setting has since been retooled. Instead, the comedy series will take place in an offshoot of Wayne Enterprises called Wayne Security, grounding the show even more inside the DC universe.
We've been previously told the series will mostly feature fringe DC Comics superheroes, and even though the show now takes place at Wayne Security, that doesn't mean the main man himself will pop up anytime soon, despite Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Aquaman being name-dropped in this summer’s leaked trailer. I, for one, would be thrilled to see Bruce Wayne in a cameo appearance. For now, we'll have to wait and see.
Here’s the new (and improved) synopsis:
In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) 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.
Slated to premiere on Feb. 2 at 8:30 p.m., Powerless stars Vanessa Hudgens (Sucker Punch), Danny Pudi (Community), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Christina Kirk (A to Z) and Atlin Mitchell (The Twilight Saga) as the Crimson Fox. What do you think of the change of setting for the upcoming series?