Vanessa Hudgens Cast as Lead in DC Sitcom 'Powerless'

Monday, 22 February 2016 - 6:55PM
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Monday, 22 February 2016 - 6:55PM
Vanessa Hudgens Cast as Lead in DC Sitcom 'Powerless'
The comic book show landscape is already crowded, with DC battling Marvel for supremacy. The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow represent DC, while Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Agent Carter are in Marvel's corner. And although those shows have some structural differences, they're all largely action/dramas. Enter the next wave of comic book shows, which includes superhero sitcoms.

One of those shows is DC's Powerless, billed as "The Office with superheroes", and the show has just found its lead. Vanessa Hudgens will portray insurance claims adjuster Emily Locke, who loves her job but is sick of the damage caused by all the superheroes in her city. Makes sense. It's unknown if any actual DC heroes or villains will show up on the show, but we're going to go ahead and assume that they will, because otherwise what's the point of DC being involved?

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The pilot is in development at NBC, marking a departure for DC, whose other shows are all broadcast on the Sumner Redstone-owned CBS and CW, respectively. It remains to be seen what crossover potential with DC's existing shows would exist for Powerless at NBC given its rival parent company, but it definitely looks like the DC television universe will be expanding this fall.
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