Vanessa Hudgens DC Comics superhero comedy gets series order

DC Comics is offiically launching a comedy series on NBC.

The network has given a series order to Powerless, which stars Vanessa Hudgens (Grease Live) as a “spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes.” (Think The Office meets Agents of SHIELD minus Marvel).

More details about the pilot storyline: “It’s when [Hudgens’ character] stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult ‘hero’ in her own right … even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn’t always require superpowers.”

Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk are also in the cast, with Ben Queen as writer and executive producer.



NBC’s Powerless, a sitcom pilot based on DC Comics, has recently cast four of it’s leading roles. 

As revealed through Variety, Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical, Grease Live), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Wreck-It Ralph), Danny Pudi (Community), and Christina Kirk (A to Z) have joined the pilot, which has to potential if picked up to become DC’s first comedy series. Roles are listed as;

  • Vanessa Hudgens as Emily Locke, an insurance claims adjuster who loves her job because she gets to help people. The character likes to fly under the radar and just get her work done, and she finds herself increasingly exasperated by the disruptive antics of the various superheroes that proliferate in her city.
  • Danny Pudi as Teddy, best friend to Emily at work and her trusted confidante. He spends his days creating time-wasting pranks as a way to make their office, the “least super place on earth,” just a little less “unsuper”.
  • Alan Tudyk as Del, Emily’s new boss in the claims department. Del has just been promoted, not through any merit of his own, but because he’s the owner’s son. A self-proclaimed “rich, over-educated globetrotting wastrel,” Del is a power-mad disastrous dictator of a boss.
  • Christina Kirk as Jackie. A fan of superheroes, she has plastered her office cubicle with beefcake shots of super guys. The new claims department boss Del makes her his personal assistant, and she begins buckling under his unreasonable and impossible demands.

For those not in the know, Powerless is a half-hour comedy series focusing on the normal men and women working at “one of the worst insurance companies in America” who also happen to live in the DC Universe surrounded by superheroes and villains. The pilot is written/executive produced by Ben Queen and directed by Michael Patrick Jann. 

Powerless (El Diablo x Reader) Part 2

A/N. So I decided to split part two in half, which means the fic will be 4 chapters instead of only three, so that’s some good news for you guys :) Also, this chapter takes place one year after the first part. I’m so glad you guys are liking this fic so much, you have no idea how much all the feedback means to me. Tags are at the bottom, everyone let me know if you want or don’t want to be tagged. There is a quick author’s note at the end of the fic. Alright, I think that’s it, enjoy!

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