NBC DC Comedy ‘Powerless’ Sets February 2017 Premiere
We’re still on the fence over DC branching out into live-action comedy with NBC’s upcoming Powerless, particularly after a bit of creative trouble, but we finally know when the series will suit up. NBC has selected a February date for the series, along with slots for a Blacklist spinoff, another Chicago and more.
NBC confirms that Powerless will officially premiere on Thursday, February 2, taking the 8:30 P.M. slot after Kristen Bell‘’s The Good Place finishes out its first season the week prior. Also worth noting, Blacklist spinoff The Blacklist: Redemption will premiere on Thursday, February 23 at 10:00 P.M., while the latest Chicago series Chicago Justice will bow on March 5 at 9:00 P.M.
Despite losing showrunner Ben Queen, so reads the Powerless synopsis:
Powerless is the story of Emily (Hudgens), a young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused when Super Heroes and Super Villains treat the city like their own personal battleground. Taking care of insurance needs one by one, Emily and her team of co-workers might not have any superpowers but they are out to make a difference in people’s lives and prove that you don’t need to have powers to be powerful!
Firefly favorite and Rogue One star Alan Tudyk will play Del, Emily (Vanessa Hudgens)’s superior Del, as well as the company owner’s son, while Community alum Danny Pudi will play Teddy, Emily’s best work friend, trusted confidante and office prankster. Christina Kirk will play Jackie, superhero fan and assistant to Tudyk’s Del, along with comedian Ron Funches in an added role, and Kate Miccuci and Josh Fadem as Wendy and Marvin Harris.
We’ll have an official trailer before long, but will Powerless prove worth the wait?