The Adam West tributes keep on rolling. Following a Bat-Signal over Los Angeles and word that the late Batman star will reprise his role in animation, DC has stepped up to release an un-aired episode of NBC’s Powerless featuring our beloved “Bright Knight.”
The writing was more or less heat-visioned into the wall when DC comedy Powerless had its final episodes pulled from NBC, but the network is making it official. The revamped super-comedy has powered down, and executive producer Justin Halpern has an adorably bitter message.
DC may have beaten Marvel to the punch with its first TV comedy, but Powerless might just lose the battle. The NBC comedy has been pulled from the schedule with only a few episodes left in Season 1, likely signaling a cancellation.
A lot of thought went into building the background of Rogue One — despite the fact that it itself is derived from one line of backstory that came from another, previous movie. The movie introduced audiences to entirely new planets, characters, and spaceships, as well as a friendly new droid that quickly became a fan-favorite due to his dry, sarcastic humor. Alan Tudyk, who voices K-2SO, and Animation Supervisor Hal Hickel recently revealed what went into building the droid’s backstory.
DC’s NBC ‘Powerless’ hangs up the capes and cowls to show us office life in the comic world, but hasn’t quite figured out which side of that story it wants to be on. Our early review, before the premiere bursts through the wall on February 2.
NBC’s take on DC comedy will make us all Powerless within a week’s time, so you might as well enjoy the first clips. Not only does LexCorp get numerous shoutouts, but Bruce Wayne himself puts in an appearance … over the phone.
We’re still not entirely certain the DC universe is built for serial comedy (any more than it was ultra-grim movies), but NBC’s Powerless is giving ample opportunity to flex that DC connection. See for yourself in a new extended trailer, and details of just how much Batman we can really expect to see in the Wayne Security world.
It’s become increasingly clear how NBC’s Powerless has changed shape to pull in more of the DC universe, moving from an insurance company setting, to a direct division of Bruce Wayne’s. Now, the newest footage attaches yet another Batman connection with Alan Tudyk’s character.