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.
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.
We’ve seen NBC’s DC Comics comedy Powerless take a number of shapes since development, and if you caught some of the early pilot trailers, you’ll barely recognize the final product. Get a look at Wayne Security in a revamped premise trailer for Powerless, ahead of a February premiere.
NBC DC comedy Powerless was bound to undergo some creative changes with the departure of showrunner Ben Queen, and now that we’ve locked down a February premiere, those changes are starting to take shape. It looks like Powerless will have a major Batman connection, as revealed in a new synopsis.
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.