NBC’s DC Comics Collab Powerless Expands Cast With Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk And Christina Kirk

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It’s pilot season, folks!

Ah yes that wonderful time of the year when we get looks at the potential shows that will be snatched up by various networks. One of these shows is a more comedic approach at the superhero genre, Powerless.

Yesterday, it was announced that Vanessa Hudgens was cast as the lead in the project.

Today more people have joined the cast of the projects, and boy do they have serious geek creds.

According to VarietyAlan Tudyk (Firefly), Danny Pudi (Community), and Christina Kirk (A to Z) have all been cast as series regulars on the project. The pilot has been written by Ben Queen, who was a showrunner of the short-lived NBC show A to Z. 

The concept of Powerless is of an insurance company set in the DC universe, and about the ordinary people who have to live their lives in an extraordinary world.

Just because it’s set in an insurance company; don’t think it’s lacking heroes and villains as well.

Tudyk will be playing the chief antagonist character to Hudgens’ Emily Locke. His name will be Del. Del is described as “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.

Pudi will be playing Teddy, Emily’s BFF and her most trusted confidante. Teddy  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.”

Finally, Kirk will be playing Jackie. I relate to Jackie on a deep level. She is described as “a fan of superheroes, she has plastered her office cubicle with beefcake shots of super guys. The new claims department boss Del (Tudyk) makes her his personal assistant, and she begins buckling under his unreasonable and impossible demands.”

Jackie I feel you so much and already relate on a deep spiritual level.

Powerless will mark DC Comics first foray into comedy should the pilot get picked up. With a cast like this, I really hope it does!

Bec Heim